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Healthcare Data Management Challenges

Healthcare data can present a series of challenges not often found in other industries, sometimes based on the disparate systems and processes Data management in many industries, such as travel, transportation, retail, finance, can seem similar to many practitioners.  However,

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Understanding Data Literacy

Data Literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data. Much like literacy as a general concept, data literacy focuses on the competencies involved in working with data. Stated simply, data literacy means that a person

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Remain Focused on Data Management Fundamentals

Application of data management fundamentals in a changing environment will contribute to a winning record Introduction In the movie Bull Durham the manager of the Durham Bulls, the film’s minor league baseball team said, “This is a simple game: You

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Fundamentals of Data Literacy

Every organization, in every industry, should adopt a data-literate culture. What does that mean? How can data literacy be socialized in existing organizations? Introduction In many organizations, data is the product. In most other enterprises, data is an essential component

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Benefits of an EIM Initiative

Through the development of an enterprise information management program, organizations can realize many business benefits and manage data as an asset. Introduction More and more companies are coming to the realization that an Enterprise Information / Data Management (EIM)  initiative

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Practical Data Management Tips

Five Commandments of practical data management can ensure that fundamental best practices are followed consistently Introduction Commandments are like best practices (see the DAMA-DMBOK©); they are basic performance statements.  In data management there are some practical, fundamental administrative rules for

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