Title: Data Governance – Why You Can’t Put It Off
Date: Friday, September 26th at 1pm ET
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This webinar is the second in a series, “It’s All About the Data,” which will detail the capabilities that healthcare providers need to transform into data-driven organizations. The shift from fee-for-service to fee-for-value (FFV) brings into stark relief the need for reliable data that measures quality, patient safety, cost of care, margin and productivity – and not just in the acute care setting but across the continuum of care.
Many organizations are now considering or in the process of building an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) to support the performance measurement needed in a FFV world. Absent data governance, the likelihood that an EDW will succeed is small. Organizations must be confident that the data represented in the EDW is reliable and accurate; data governance provides the structure and process to ensure the needed reliability and accuracy. Without data governance, the implemented technology may function exactly as designed – but the information emanating from the technology may be suspect. The result may be the classic scenario – “the operation was a success but the patient died”.
In this webinar, Dr. Steve Morgan, Chief Medical Information Officer at Carilion Clinic and Randy Thomas, Associate Partner responsible for performance analytics at Encore will review the pressing need for data governance, along with smart strategies to implement data governance while respecting already overstrained resources. Attendees will learn:
- Why data governance is critical to compete as healthcare moves from fee-for-service to fee-for-value
- What the components of data governance are
- Which components to begin with to build a useful data governance structure
- What the appropriate make-up of data governance teams are
- Examples of data governance models and why different organizations adopted them
About the speakers:
Dr. Steve Morgan attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed his family practice residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in 1989. After being in private practice for 7 years, he joined Carilion Clinic in 1996. He served as a regional medical director in the department of Family and Community Medicine from 1996 until 2011. Since 1999 he has been working with Carilion’s IT department as a physician champion. Starting in 2007, he transitioned from full time family medicine to a more active role within information technology and was appointed to the role of Chief Medical Information Officer of the Carilion Clinic in 2010. Dr Morgan has also been involved in Carilion Clinic’s Integration and clinical transformation work serving on multiple committees including the Care Integration and Clinical Informatics Committee. He also is a member of the transformation oversight committee and on the board of directors for Doctors Connected, Carilion’s ACO. He currently serves as Senior Vice President for Information Technology and data analytics and CMIO for Carilion Clinic.
Randy Thomas has over 25 years of experience in HIT with a focus on analytics and the re-use of data to support the performance improvement efforts of healthcare organizations. Having served in a variety of leadership roles in strategic consulting and product management, she offers a seasoned perspective on how to drive measurable results through the use of business intelligence in healthcare.
Currently, Ms. Thomas is the associate partner responsible for performance analytics at Encore, A Quintiles Company. Previously, Ms. Thomas was vice president of portfolio strategy and design at Premier Inc; an associate partner in the healthcare provider practice of Global Business Services for IBM; a service line leader at Healthlink; and, a VP at Eclipsys and Transition Systems Inc.