Policy leader

Example roles/ organisations

  • Department of Health

  • Regional/local health agencies

  • Health regulators

  • Policy officers

Responsibilities in health data governance

  • Accountable for the full policy cycle, from development to implementation and optimisation

  • Creates the policies, strategies, and legislative/operational frameworks within which other stakeholders operate (regionally, nationally and internationally)

  • Oversees compliance and enforcement of policies

Why data governance matters to them

Data governance will support:

  • the development of new policy decisions based on insights gained from good quality data

Key relationships that these stakeholders need to form and manage

Policy leaders must work with government leaders to establish regulatory oversight through policy and legislative instruments. They must work with health system leaders and health data partners to build a policy environment that can support innovation through the better use of health data.

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