Category Archives: Data Governance

Policy and practice for managing access, quality, and use of data.

Prioritizing project requirements and acknowledging trade-offs

Like many others we are currently facing project management challenges that strain everyone. Competing messages; deliverable overload; and unrealistic scheduling often create yet more friction and frustration. Identifying these and pushing back on them is healthy for the PM and … Continue reading

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Maximum value from human services IT

In 2012, the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) released a 20 page report, Achieving Maximum Value from HHS IT Systems. This report, co-authored with Microsoft, summarizes challenges and and best practice solutions to transforming human service IT. 35 states … Continue reading

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NIEM videos introduce benefits of standardizing data exchange

https://www.niem.gov/about/what-is-niem/Pages/what-is-niem.aspx. Two videos, each less than 3 minutes long, provide a top level view to the benefits of standardized data exchange. I really like their emphasis on building the exchanges from multiple community sources and assisting stakeholders in understanding each … Continue reading

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Nothing is free

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States of Aging and Health

Where can you find out that Vermont seniors rank number 1 in eating more than 5 fruits and veggies a day while Mississippi ranks last? Or that Hawaii seniors rank best with the lowest number of ‘frequent mental distress’ days … Continue reading

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Disseminating Quality Information

We regularly monitor information and knowledge dissemination services. This one comes from the Quality Tools website of the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This recent notification of updates provides an excellent example of packaging, summarizing, and disseminating specialized, … Continue reading

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Two custom search engines for health promotion and prevention

Overwhelmed by getting way too much when searching? The people who bring web searching to more desktops than any other now have a solution. Google custom search engines enable anyone with a Google account to create their own ‘slice of … Continue reading

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