Healthcare organizations across the globe have one thing in common—the desire to leverage data to improve outcomes. However, achieving this goal isn’t as easy as it sounds, according to, Jeff Selander, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Expansion Business at Health Catalyst. Selander says to effectively leverage data to drive systemwide improvements, organizations must democratize—or free—their data. Data democratization starts with a digital infrastructure that can support robust digital needs, such as electronic patient records and efficient patient data distribution. Once the infrastructure is in place, systems must connect digital patient records to other source systems (e.g., patient safety ancillary systems and pharmacy) for a complete picture of a patient’s health. Keeping these steps in mind, health systems are now ready to drive the greatest results for the greatest amount of people.