MeriTalk: HHS CTO Report Details New Data Strategy Plan

“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has detailed its planned vision for the department to internally transform how it shares, analyzes, and derives new insights by leveraging data.”

“A new report from HHS’ Office of the Chief Technology Officer details the following:

  • Strategies for closing gaps in data governance;
  • Robust data-sharing and use agreement frameworks;
  • The necessary functional attributes of an overall technical platform that can support data sharing at HHS; and
  • Approaches for fostering a culture that values data sharing.”

“Additionally, the report focuses on data-sharing in several focus areas including: culture, processes, enabling technologies, regulations and privacy, and organizational structure.”

“To improve the data-sharing culture across its 29 agencies and offices, HHS will adopt a Change Management Plan that will have communications, training, programming, and strategic growth components to increase stakeholder engagement and feedback.”

“The data-sharing process described in the report is already used in a few HHS offices, but not for the department writ large. Although component HHS agencies that already have effective data-sharing processes will be encouraged to continue using them, the report says that an agency-wide strategy is necessary to reduce the time required to fulfill data-sharing requests…” Read the full article here.

Source: HHS CTO Report Details New Data Strategy Plan – December 18, 2019. MeriTalk.

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