56% of hospital CIOs, CMIOs struggle with data governance, survey finds

Jessica Kim Cohen - Print  | 

Fifty-six percent of hospitals have incomplete or non-existent enterprisewide data governance processes in place, according to a survey by business intelligence solutions provider Dimensional Insight.

For the survey, Dimensional Insight polled 104 hospital CIOs and chief medical information officers about their data governance, or the practices they use to ensure information integrity and access are appropriately managed.

Here are the top six challenges hospital executives whose facilities employ data governance strategies identified as barriers to implementing the processes.

1. Lack of resources: 70 percent

2. Variance in leadership buy-in: 50 percent

3. Discrepancy in defining data measures: 49 percent

4. Interdepartmental conflict: 37 percent

5. Lengthy implementation time: 31 percent

6. Additional associated costs: 29 percent

Click here to view the full survey.

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