Despite the complexity of healthcare analytics, one key strategy for effective, sustainable analytics stands out: designating an executive sponsor to oversee the program. This sponsor is a C-suite level leader who’s committed to championing analytics throughout the organization and has the influence and relationships to drive widespread outcomes improvement.
Healthcare executives can use four criteria to identify a great executive sponsor for their analytics programs:
Have a single accountable leader.
Find a sponsor with passion for and knowledge about data.
Choose organizational clout and a vision for analytics over a specific title.
Build a partnership with the CIO.