Of all the governance trends, none is more foundational and critical to the success of the governance program – indeed the organization itself – than the need for accurate, consistent, and relevant models that communicate the meaning, use, and residency of the information assets of the enterprise.
Modeling not only addresses the integration and ingestion of data across and between information systems, but also aids in communication both within a healthcare organization as well as in the organization’s interactions with patients, partners, vendors and consumers. The models provide a consistent basis for understanding and minimize miscommunications, thereby increasing organizational efficiencies.
Governance programs are adopting not just the classic business glossary, but information reference models that provide the necessary context for the information across business units, technologies, applications, and personnel changes. Governance is becoming the keeper of this common language in order to ensure the associated rules, policies, controls, decision rights, and processes defined to govern the information are both understandable and enforceable regardless of the area of the organization impacted.
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