The opportunities for realizing your mission through the use of data multiply by the day. Healthcare organizations now have access to an astonishing array of digital assets that would have been unthinkable even 10 years ago. Indeed, the future of healthcare organizations will increasingly rely on their ability to creatively use data that powers new programs, services, products, and initiatives.
With that said, this massive variety of data creates a challenge: how can create a comprehensive data strategy with so many options to choose from? In our work with healthcare organizations to develop data- driven programs, we are often asked:
Where do we start?
How do we choose what to focus on?
What do we do next?
Many of the traditional tools for strategic planning are not well-suited for creating a fluid, adaptable data strategy, and complex planning processes can leave your team disengaged and confused. It is for these reasons that we created the Data Strategy Canvas.
The Data Strategy Canvas guides your team through rapidly capturing the key internal and external factors influencing your opportunities with data, and then combining this information into actionable solutions. After your team develops its Canvas, you’ll have a clear path to developing mission-oriented programs and products using a variety of data sources.
We hope you enjoy this toolkit, and that you use it to develop your own data strategy. If you have any feedback or questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know.