Health Equity, Alternative Payment Models, addressing Social Determinants of Health; these are all “north stars” in healthcare, grounded in data collection and metrics. To achieve any standard or address proper patient care coordination, the technology platforms used to enter information must be used accurately, consistently and be configured properly. At the same time, existing features and functions within the technology must also be aligned with regulatory and reporting needs. The on-going maintenance and management of any database requires a governance grounded in cross-functional management and with standards to ensure accuracy and integrity of use. Too often, provider healthcare delivery has been unable to successfully implement these systems and maintain consistent standards and use over time.
This presentation will provide an overview of the common barriers in achieving data integrity and an overview of proven methods for data governance. We will explore practical steps organizations can take to assess current structure and management practices along with addressing the needs of care delivery teams.