Data Capability: A call to action
In January 2016, HEDIIP analysed over one hundred responses to the Data Capability self-assessment questionnaire in a report entitled Data Capability - A call to action.
The report uses a capability maturity model to present an overview of the sectors capability at a summary maturity level and also across four key dimensions: people and culture, data activities, business processes and technology.
The report presents five key findings based on the data that has been collected:
- The way data is perceived is not the way it is managed
- Data is held, managed and used in silos
- Data is not aligned to wider business processes
- Business intelligence is not supplied by trusted data
- Data governance is weak
It is still our firm view that with so many data-driven initiatives now emerging across the sector, the report presents a call to action to redefine the sector’s relationship with data; now is the time to develop holistic, integrated approaches that are driven by business needs and have clearly defined governance and controls in place.