Health system leader

Example roles/ organisations

  • Hospital data systems managers

Responsibilities in health data governance

  • Ensures data interoperability and accountability for the way data is managed and used

  • Ensures the implementation of data policies and strategies

  • Makes resource allocation and optimisation decisions based on data (including funding of data infrastructure and resourcing of data management)

  • Develops operational plans related to data assets, projects and platforms

Why data governance matters to them

Data governance will support:

  • data collection being managed in an ethical, responsible and efficient manner

  • decisions and priorities on resource allocation to host and steward data, including reviewing cost and use of IT

  • analysis of impact to ensure data use, access and sharing is focused on reducing health inequalities, and are equitable

Key relationships that these stakeholders need to form and manage

Health system leaders must ensure the quality of the data they collect by working with IT providers to ensure platforms and resources are in place that can manage data efficiently, and must liaise with data partners and senior data stakeholders on how that data can be accessed and used ethically and equitably, and within regulatory compliance constraints.

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