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How to Create a Healthcare Data Culture

Data management, governance, and analysis are critical for healthcare providers to deliver high-quality care and improve patient outcomes, and a data culture can help.


May 17, 2022 - Data analytics and interoperability are necessary for health systems to provide high-quality care services to patients, but transitioning from pen, paper, and fax machines to computers and the cloud for data collection and sharing is only part of the equation.

The culture of a healthcare organization must also shift to accommodate the evolving processes surrounding the management and use of healthcare data, Brendan Watkins, chief analytics officer at Stanford Children's Health, told HealthITAnalytics.

Though comprehensive "data culture" is critical, providing health systems with a birds-eye view into facility operations and patient care, implementing one is not without its challenges, according to Watkins.


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