While you’re making good progress harnessing the power of health IT systems, you may still be struggling with extracting, organizing and validating data from sophisticated electronic health records (EHRs).

New digital technologies are providing a wealth of new information about your patients and community, and a shift to value-oriented reimbursement is pushing you to use that data in new ways to improve quality and reduce cost. Incorporating data from health plans, hospitals, and other community providers creates yet another hurdle.

Because of the urgency of these challenges, it’s easy to take a reactive approach to data analytics. But by taking the time to build a solid infrastructure for data management and use, you can better align your people, processes and technology to produce the information needed to improve health and better deliver care to underserved communities.

Through the Safety Net Analytics Program (SNAP), we’ve already helped more than 32 organizations build a strong foundation of data governance practices and principles to leverage data as their new organizational “currency.”

Our SNAP curriculum focuses on effectively managing data, building a data-driven culture in the workplace, applying leading analytics practices, and connecting you with the top data experts in the field.