Senior executive leader

Example roles/ organisations

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Senior executives

  • Directors

  • ‘Heads of’

Responsibilities in health data governance

  • Sets the strategic direction for health data

  • Accountable for the data, IT and systems in their area

  • Accountable for ensuring policies and processes are in place around who can do what with data in their area

  • Allocates appropriate resources (funding, people) for data management

  • Accountable for appropriate staff training in relation to data, eg security, ethics, privacy and personal data

  • Accountable for ensuring that the data collected, stored, shared and used adheres to the required standards

Why data governance matters to them

Data governance will support:

  • the achievement of organisational goals and priorities

  • decisions, partnerships and strategic priorities

  • risk management and control

  • the creation of new products and innovative services

Key relationships that these stakeholders need to form and manage

Senior executive leaders must work with health system leaders and data leaders to ensure data quality and use. They must sponsor strategies developed by policy leaders and liaise with external organisations to set up partnerships and collaborations across the industry.

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