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Using trusted information: Data Governance for Improved Healthcare

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Healthcare organizations require consistent, accurate and trusted information that can be reliably utilized by the entire organization to improve clinical and business performance. Data governance practices can improve the quality, security and compliance of information including electronic patient files.

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Using trusted information: Data Governance for Improved Healthcare

  1. 1. IBM Sales and Distribution Healthcare Solution Brief Data governance for healthcare There is no lack of data in healthcare. What is lacking is the ability to Highlights: ensure the accuracy and quality of information—information that may reside in multiple repositories across the organization. The data gover- ● Identify and define governance and nance solution for healthcare from IBM applies proven disciplines and operational requirements to determine your level of maturity processes to assess, manage, use, maintain and protect enterprise information. ● Provide easier access to accurate infor- mation to help enable better-informed care decisions and more timely Optimize data governance for accuracy payment of medical claims and quality ● Ensure access to trusted patient/ The data governance solution begins with an assessment of your member information to support patient/ current operational environment. We work with you to identify and member-centered initiatives define your needs across 11 data governance disciplines: value creation; ● Accurately identify each patient, mem- organizational awareness; risk management; data architecture; data ber or provider to support transparency quality; security, privacy and compliance; stewardship; information and interoperability life-cycle management; auditing and reporting; policy; and metadata ● Progress data governance maturity to and business glossary. From there, we can help you build a data gover- get the most out of your information nance strategy and implementation plan. management investments This solution helps healthcare organizations establish a better defini- tion of current governance and operational requirements as well as a common framework to address integration and communication needs across functional areas. This framework can help you provide easier access to accurate information—with reduced information duplication and improved data quality—helping to prevent issues that threaten data trustworthiness. Better data governance can help improve external and internal reporting with a single, accurate version of data. And ongoing data governance programs can support organizations as they increas- ingly value information as a strategic asset. Hospitals and physicians: Become more patient focused By helping your organization determine its data governance and opera- tional maturity level, we can develop a program to enable hospitals to provide a new level of patient care. Data governance capabilities are crucial to supporting evidence-based care decisions that can lead to improved patient outcomes. Our maturity model can accelerate access
  2. 2. to timely, consistent and integrated patient information, helping to enable more proactive care and to prevent complications. Improving your data governance can also help support pay-for-performance reporting within clinical care. In addition, our solution can help you establish the governance and security needed to reduce regulatory risk such as HIPAA compliance. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2010 IBM Corporation Health plans: Establish transparency and Route 100 Somers, NY 10589 interoperability Produced in the United States of America Applying data governance disciplines can help health plans ensure May 2010 access to trusted information about members, providers and claims— All Rights Reserved both within and across organizational boundaries. Enhancing data IBM, the IBM logo, and ibm.com are trademarks or quality improves the accuracy of member and provider identification to registered trademarks of International Business Machines support activities such as clinical decision making, member population Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on analyses and provider performance assessments. Data governance can their first occurrence in this information with a trademark also help optimize claims processing and member eligibility with an symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or intelligent information environment. Based on your current maturity common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also level, our solution can help lower your cost of ownership by realizing be registered or common law trademarks in other a better return on the investments you’ve already made. countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml Assuring data quality and accuracy for Other product, company or service names may be smarter healthcare trademarks or service marks of others. The data governance solution offers services to assess your organiza- tion’s data governance maturity and identify initial areas of focus. Our Please Recycle services can then help you develop your data governance strategy, structure and implementation plan. To help enable your analytics environment, we offer robust master data management and data ware- housing solutions to unify multiple data stores, including data quality, data profiling and metadata management capabilities. We can also help you build master patient/member and master provider indexes to unify disparate data sources and associate patient and provider identification correctly. By providing vital information across heterogeneous environ- ments, our solution enables more informed decision making, increased efficiencies and reduced costs. IBM and our IBM Business Partners are committed to making smarter healthcare a reality. Through collaboration, we apply our healthcare expertise and extensive technology portfolios to deliver innovative solutions. When you need to gain intelligence from enterprise infor- mation and create new patient and business value, our solutions can help. As a healthcare industry leader, we are committed to working with organizations to help them achieve their objectives. As a global and national leader, we are at the forefront of healthcare transforma- tion and can bring that experience to bear on your business challenges. For more information To learn more about the data governance solution for healthcare, please contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit: ibm.com/healthcare HHS03004-USEN-00

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