December 18, 2019

LIFEBRIDGE HEALTH SHARES DATA-GOVERNANCE INSIGHTS AT DISTILLED DATA BALTIMORE

There is no better way for executives to explore advance analytics options than to hear from data analytics experts and the people who are already developing advanced data insights. That is exactly what a small group of savvy executives — from industries as diverse as health care, finance, construction and telecommunications — did in October when they attended WebbMason Analytics’ Distilled Data Baltimore event at UNION Craft Brewing.

Sharing LifeBridge Health’s goals for advanced analytics

During the information-packed presentation by LifeBridge Health’s VP of strategic planning and analytics, Darleen Won, attendees enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres, wood-fired pizza, and craft beer.

Won explained that LifeBridge Health, an independent health system and service provider in northwest Baltimore, wanted to build a future where they could use information and systems to transform health care through the continuous advancement of its analytics capabilities.

Their foundational goal was to empower decisionmakers with meaningful, data-driven insights.

The company established an analytics center of excellence to centralize the collection, measurement and analysis of business data. It furnishes concrete, data-supported statistics to help leadership set adequate staffing levels and optimize the use of technology and tools across the health system.

Collaborating for success

Won’s presentation focused on the challenges the enterprise faced selling-up to leadership as well as how the organization established processes to protect the integrity of the data used to create insights.

Steering committee

The establishment of a Data Governance Steering Committee was a vital, early step towards success. This group prioritizes projects according to how well they map to the enterprise’s strategic directives and the value they can provide to the organization.

Domain workgroup

To guide both the steering committee and implementation teams, they also set up a domain workgroup. It comprises in-house experts in finance, patient care and other disciplines who can pinpoint which insights will enhance decision-making for a specific functional group.

To guide both the steering committee and implementation teams, they also set up a domain workgroup. It comprises in-house experts in finance, patient care and other disciplines who can pinpoint which insights will enhance decision-making for a specific functional group.

Workgroup participants share domain knowledge and best practices in their specific fields. They provide the analytics team with practical guidance on the information that could enhance decisions for each functional area.

Together, these groups facilitated cross-functional collaboration and ensured the production of valuable insights.

Wrapping up

Attendees left with a host of ideas on how to strengthen their current and evolving analytics development. From processes to ensure projects will generate useful insights to methods for choosing which projects will provide their organization with the greatest benefit, this intimate and discussion-style format gave everyone a chance to expand their thinking.