Data governance in healthcare is essential for upholding patient privacy, ensuring data integrity, supporting clinical decision-making, facilitating research, and maintaining regulatory compliance. All these measures ultimately contribute to better patient care and overall healthcare system efficiency. This interesting information came to us from Health Leaders in their article, “Why Data Governance in Healthcare is Essential to Improve Quality of Care.”
Across the medical field on a day-to-day basis, healthcare providers work with data, including patient history records, medical research, and financial information. Maintaining this data is obviously vital, since it plays a major role in clinical decision-making and cost management.
Healthcare data often needs to be stored for extended periods due to legal and medical requirements. Proper data governance includes strategies for long-term data storage, archival, and retrieval, ensuring data remains accessible and usable over time.
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