Unit 7 – Health Care Data: Strategies, Services Alignment & Data Governance

Below is an outline of the items for which you will be responsible throughout the week.


DUE: Early in the week

Read the following early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s).

Required Textbook Readings

      1. Wager, K. A., Glaser, J., & Lee, F. W. (2022). Health Care Information Technology Management .  In Wager, K. A., Glaser, J., & Lee, F. W. (5th Ed.). Health care information systems a practical approach for health care management  (pp 113-142.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass . . – (WO 1,2,3)
      2. Wager, K. A., Glaser, J., & Lee, F. W. (2022). Data Governance and Analytics.  In Wager, K. A., Glaser, J., & Lee, F. W. (5th Ed.). Health care information systems a practical approach for health care management  (pp 237-258.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass . . – (WO 1,2,3)
      3. Wager, K. A., Glaser, J., & Lee, F. W. (2022). Emerging Technology Management.  In Wager, K. A., Glaser, J., & Lee, F. W. (5th Ed.). Health care information systems a practical approach for health care management  (pp 287-306). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass . . – (WO 1,2,3)
      4. Maron, J. (2020). The Shared Responsibility of Implementing Value-based Health CareClinical Therapeutics, 42(1), 7–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2019.12.005. (WO 1,2,3)
      5. Nokkala, T., & Dahlberg, T. (2019). Empowering citizens through data interoperability – data federation applied to consumer-centric healthcareFinnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare, 11(4). https://doi.org/10.23996/fjhw.82599. (WO 1,2,3)
      6. DeCamp, M. (2019). Patients’ Views About Patient Engagement and Representation in Healthcare Governance. Journal of Healthcare Management /, 64(5), 332–346. (WO 1,2,3)



DUE: Day 2 (Tuesday)

View the Unit 7 Lecture and Learning Content Video on the following topics:


    1. What is Data Governance– (WO 1,2,3)
    2. Data Governance Explained – (WO 1,2,3)




DUE: Day 3 (Wednesday) -32 Points

Initial Discussion Post:  Post your 500-600 word response to the assigned discovery questions (DQ) to the Group Discussion Board.  Access the groups through the “Discussion Board ” link in the left menu bar.  Each student is assigned a discussion question. Locate your assigned group and select its link.  Scroll down to Group Tools and select the Group Discussion Board link. Finally, select your group discussion board and create a thread to post your assignment. Please note: It is recommended to backup your initial discussion post in a Word Document in an event of any technical issues.

Discovery Questions

DQ2 –  Determine and justify if consumers should continue to have a role in data governance to address shared-decision making  based on the known challenges of data literacy. (WO2,3)




Discussion will include the following 4 components:

– Add new information or viewpoints

– Provide context by example, inference, explanation, or comparison

– Critically evaluate discussion content

– Challenge, question, or refute discussion content or accepted knowledge





Unit 7: Learning Content – Improving Data Data Governance

LEARNING CONTENT – Data Governance Explained

Based on the topics covered in this course it is important to consider what may make data governance better. The role of health care professionals and consumers should be considered. It is important to consider if all stakeholders have the same role in maintaining data governance. The video below provides a brief explaination of Data Governance using various industries as they may be applied to healthcare.


Click below to watch the online video.



Watch Video

Data Governance Explained

Duration: 7:47
User: n/a – Added: 5/20/22

IBM Technology (2022, May 5th)  Data Governance Explained [Video File]. YouTube https://youtu.be/24Ki4Ck4Y2E






Reflect of what you have learned in week 1-7 of the course.  Answer the following questions in 250-300 words based on your own individual learning experience. There should be no collaboration with other students.

    1. How do you apply your previous course units into the data exploration, management and governance covered in Unit 5-7?
    2. How would you apply what you learned so far in this course since Unit 5-7 to your professional life if asked to work with data?
    3. What’s your greatest “take away” learning so far in this course for regarding health care data (collection, management, information to knowledge) ? Why?
    4. What unanswered questions remain?





Unit 7: Summary


The course began discussing Health Information Sysems as the tool for data collection, storage and retrieval. Another role is to convert data to information and knowledge. In other units we addressed the importance of data literacy, quality and security of data. In Unit 5 all students had the hands on simulation with an I2B2 database and given the opportunity to present  individuals conversion of data into information and knowledge. Each of you has shown that there is not one way in which the task can be done. In the final unit we took a closer look at governance and data management which is dependent on data literacy, data quality and security.


Through the completion of this course you have gained knowledge and skills in key area of Health Informatics presented as the American Medical Informatics (AMIA) domains in the field of Health Informatics. The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) provides information about the knowledge and skills required by a  Health Informatics Professional.


The AMIA domains covered in this course include the following:


  • F2 Information Science and Technology 

F2: Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of information science concepts; methods and tools to locate, interpret, synthesize and integrate information; and how these methods and tools influence the evolution of health care data into knowledge.

  • F4 Health Information Science and Technology

F4 #1: Demonstrate the appropriate application of healthcare information technology and systems thinking; methods and tools and standards to analyze, design, develop and implement solutions to address specific healthcare systems challenges.  (how to move data around etc design a solution)

F4#2: Demonstrate the appropriate application of methods, tools, and computational thinking to collect, organize, visualize, integrate data and to design and develop systems that address stakeholders needs and environment context.   (now that you have a solution, turning the information to knowledge)


  • F6 Social, Behavioral Aspects of Health

F6# 2  Demonstrate the ability to consider role of social determinants, patient generated data and informed decision-making to improve health outcomes.

  • F10. Leadership

F10 #2: Demonstrate behaviors and effective communication to motivate, direct and guide stakeholders, building collaborations throughout the organization and bringing resources to projects, programs, and people to accomplish a health informatics vision.


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