Digital information is fueling the need for health care groups to devise a data governance framework, but a survey by the Association for Information and Image Management found that only 15% of organizations polled have a governance system in place and operating. Creating such a system can be a daunting task for many in the industry as they work to comply with overlapping federal mandates such as meaningful use and ICD-10, consultant Linda Kloss said. To address the issue, Kloss advises organizations to approach data governance incrementally, integrating it into smaller projects such as those related to security and privacy.

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