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Use the Three Rings of Information Governance for Classifying Healthcare Data

Published: 08 March 2017

ID: G00295502

Analyst(s): Laura Craft


As healthcare data grows and becomes more complex, so do the decisions that need to be made around governance. All data is not of equal value. Healthcare provider CIOs can use a simple classification scheme to focus governance efforts in the right place.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create an Inventory of Enterprise Data Domains to Drive Business Decisions on How Enterprise Data Assets Will Be Governed, and Focus on the Strategic Value of the Data
  • Use Your Data Domain Inventory to Classify Your Data Into Three Rings, and Tier Your Organizational Governance Efforts Based on This Schema
    • Ring 1 for the Most Critical Content
    • Ring 2 for the Second Most Critical Content
    • Ring 3 for the Least Critical Content

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