How to implement a data governance framework for a healthcare organisation or project

The health sector is already advanced in applying good data governance approaches at an ecosystem level. The World Health Organization data governance maturity model, which was co-created by global players, considers structural, legal and technical elements as foundations of an ecosystem-level data governance framework. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Health Data and Information Governance and Capability Framework also provides a model on how to implement a data governance capability framework within a regional or national context. If you are a policy lead, we recommend referring to these materials when considering how to engage across a number of actors.

This play is aimed at those leading projects that involve accessing, using and sharing health data, and focuses on implementation of data governance practices within a project or organisation. We split implementation into four key sections:

  1. Data assets

  2. People

  3. Policies and processes

  4. Standards and technology

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