Adoption of health information technology tools such as electronic health records (EHRs) to capture clinical and financial data to support care providers and operations has become more widespread. The increased collection and sharing of patient data, especially in our digital environment, raises several data governance issues, including accurate capture of key data, privacy, security, liability, and accountability for responsible use of data. Organizations are struggling with how to explain the need for a coordinated strategy and effort for taking data from raw collection to true value and outcomes. As part of reinvigoriating its data governance program, BJC HealthCare, a 15-hospital health system based in St. Louis Missouri, has developed a data and information lifecycle model. We are using that model to drive our data strategy, including data policy development.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Attendees will learn an approach for describing data as an asset, based on patient data flow and the data and information lifecycle. Participants will then learn how to apply specific tools and processes bringing vision into reality within a healthcare organization.


Keith Woeltje (Presenter)
BJC HealthCare

Seda Follis, BJC HealthCare
Nicci Cosolo, emids + Encore
Ginny Clark, BJC HealthCare

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