Part 1: Data is Fundamental
Everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (yes, that number has 17 zeros in it!). More than 90 percent of all the data that exists in the world was created in the last two years. And the pace of data creation only continues to accelerate. As good data stewards, we must take ownership of the data we create and harness it to solve healthcare’s challenges while making our systems more efficient.
In this first part of a two-part series on information governance and data stewardship, we illustrate the roles data use and retention policies play in advancing healthcare.