Natalie Rahming is the Enterprise Data Governance Program Lead at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she works collaboratively with data experts throughout the hospital to implement innovative initiatives driving quality improvement and value-based action. Natalie sets the vision and executes the strategic objectives to support informed clinical, operational, and financial decision-making. Natalie is also an Adjunct Professor and Subject Matter Expert in Program Development for Health Information Management at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). She has over 12 years of combined healthcare experience in the clinical research, compliance, data governance, management, payer, and manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. Notable prior experience includes working as a Process Excellence and Change Enablement Consultant at Accenture, a Data Governance Analyst in Global Compliance at GE Healthcare, and a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Natalie received her PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her BS in Neurobiology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
11 – The Enterprise Data Governance Evolution: Positioning Your Organization at the Cutting Edge of Data Quality Improvement
Data stewardship is the aspect of healthcare data governance that focuses on providing the appropriate access to users, helps users understand the data, and owns data quality. When there’s poor data stewardship, even the best enterprise data warehouse and analytics platforms become underutilized and data is poorly understood by users who could be generating valuable insights every day.
Find out how Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia successfully transitioned from an environment of many disjointed analytics silos to one of effective data governance—with identified focus areas, data sponsors, data stewards, and technical owners for each metric. This journey included the creation of an enterprise data governance exploration (EDGE) tool that equips interested users with access to explore focus areas and review metric domains, people, and definitions for a variety of purposes.