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Data Governance Talking Points: Simple Lessons from the Trenches


About 7 months ago, one of our clients asked for a 90-minute cram course on data governance, including time for questions and answers. They were struggling, like so many other healthcare organizations, caught in the swing of extremes from too much to too little, while equilibrium eluded them. With a last-minute rush, I fell back on my time in the Air Force and threw together a talking points paper to facilitate the conversation. At the end of the meeting, they were effusive with their appreciation, using words like “incredibly insightful,” “brilliant,” and “hugely valuable.” I didn’t think it was that good, but their data governance function is “dramatically better” now, and they are happy, so something worked. 
Since then, I’ve used the same talking points in two other similar meetings, with similar feedback and results. It still doesn’t feel that great or insightful to me, but I’m glad to flow with the feedback and share the same style meeting with you, in hopes that it’s useful. 

Wednesday, October 17
1:00-2:30 PM EST

After attending this webinar, I hope you will have some tactical ideas to assess your organization’s data governance strategy. Are you leveraging the data you have? What could improve? We’ll answer these and more questions. You are warmly welcomed to join.

Dale Sanders
Dale Sanders - President of Technology, Health Catalyst


Dale has been one of the most influential leaders in healthcare analytics and data warehousing since his earliest days in the industry, starting at Intermountain Healthcare from 1997-2005, where he was the chief architect for the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and regional director of medical informatics at LDS Hospital.


In 2001, he founded the Healthcare Data Warehousing Association. From 2005-2009, he was the CIO for Northwestern University’s physicians’ group and the chief architect of the Northwestern Medical EDW. From 2009-2012, he served as the CIO for the national health system of the Cayman Islands where he helped lead the implementation of new care delivery processes that are now associated with accountable care in the US.


Prior to his healthcare experience, Dale had a diverse 14-year career that included duties as a CIO on Looking Glass airborne command posts in the US Air Force; IT support for the Reagan/Gorbachev summits; nuclear threat assessment for the National Security Agency and START Treaty; chief architect for the Intel Corp’s Integrated Logistics Data Warehouse; and co-founder of Information Technology International. As a systems engineer at TRW, Dale and his team developed the largest Oracle data warehouse in the world at that time (1995), using an innovative design principle now known as a late binding architecture.


He holds a BS degree in chemistry and minor in biology from Ft. Lewis College, Durango Colorado, and is a graduate of the US Air Force Information Systems Engineering program.