You could just send a memo declaring that your healthcare system will adopt a data-driven culture beginning the first of next month and that all subsequent decisions will align with analytical insights.
Then again, a memo likely isn’t enough to change the behavior of thousands of experienced professionals, many of them likely to be wary of the promise of a plan for a single source of truth. If you suspect that a little more encouragement and a lot more inspiration (or vice versa) might help, here are five proven ways – gleaned from Information Builders’ decades of experience with healthcare clients – to cultivate a data-centric culture in your organization.
Lead by (Senior Management’s) Example
- Create a data steering committee that is chaired by a clinical or business leader – one who’s not from IT – to reinforce the message that better data is meant to help all users, not just technologists. Meet regularly to set priorities, share successes, and coordinate communications throughout the organization
- Ensure that all communications from executives reflect the value of data. Refer to data collected by the organization as a valuable asset to be protected, maintained, and expanded
Begin With Quick Projects That Can Model Success
- Start small and specific – consider improving a key area of the patient experience with clear business objectives. Share the method and results widely. Document how… Read More »