data governance

Newsflash: Data Governance Is Not Just an IT Problem

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Poor data can affect an organization at every level. Supply-chain management, e-commerce, enterprise systems and CRM all rely on accurate and complete data to operate at a high level. But often, data governance strategy is perceived to be an IT tool. In reality, poor data affects every department. Poor data means missed sales opportunities, forgotten discounts for orders, inaccurate job …

MDM in EHR

5 Critical Components of MDM in EHR

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Master data management (MDM) is a clear necessity in the healthcare industry—accuracy is paramount where health is concerned—but that does not mean that just any MDM system will do. There are two types of data management in healthcare: identity data, which looks at patient and provider information, and reference data, which focuses on order sets like procedure codes. There are …

entity matching tools, record linkage software

What’s Most Important in Entity Matching and Record Linking?

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Entity matching tools are essential for a robust data governance program. This software simplifies your data by linking duplicate entries and drawing your attention to semantically equivalent records—those that are identical if not for a spelling mistake or abbreviation that would otherwise create two entries. Record linking software is particularly useful for managing client, customer, or patient interactions across distinct …

improving data quality, cost of poor data quality

Do You Know How Much Bad Data Quality Is Costing Your Company?

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Just as high-quality data can propel your company to greater financial success, low-quality data can take a significant toll on your bottom line. According to a recent Experian report on data quality, 95% of companies say they use data to improve business operations, while 91% believe that bad contact data results in wasted revenue. When you realize the cost of poor data …

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3 Key Issues Compromising Optimal Data Quality in Healthcare

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With an industry that has experienced rapid and dramatic changes to its systems and processes, evaluating data quality in healthcare is more critical than ever before when it comes to improving patient care and reducing costs due to waste and fraud. Rising healthcare costs coupled with the increasing complexity of data systems make the implementation of master data management tools …

Chief data officer training

Black Oak Analytics Hosted HiPER Training At UALR’s Institute for Chief Data Officers

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On September 29, 2016, Black Oak Analytics hosted a hands on HiPER training at UALR’s Institute for Chief Data Officer’s (iCDO) first offering of Course CDO-1: Foundations for Chief Data Officers. The first three days of training included lectures on essential knowledge for CDOs including current research, data technologies, data quality, data visualization, data analytics, and data integration. On the …

The role of a chief data officer includes establishing data governance standards.

Does Your Company Need a Chief Data Officer in the C-Suite?

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If the emergence of Big Data has proven anything about today’s business landscape, it is that most organizations are not properly equipped to manage it. Even the most successful companies in the world struggle with leveraging Big Data, and many of these same companies are unaware of previously unavailable opportunities afforded by the implementation of master data management tools. The …

Best practices for establishing enterprise data governance program.

The Best Way to Establish an Enterprise Data Governance Program in Your Organization

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Retail, medical, nonprofit and just about every other professional field now relies on data as the primary driver of processes and procedures at all levels. As the influence of Big Data continues to grow exponentially, along with the impending permanent connectivity of all machines that is the Internet of Things, the need for a comprehensive enterprise data governance program is …

Learn how to use big data for marketing campaigns that make your business better.

Making Sense of Big Data: 7 Terms You Need to Know and Use in Marketing Meetings

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At this point in every industry, big data is a term that gets thrown around often in discussions on leveraging new and existing data sets for marketing opportunities and improved customer engagement. While big data can generate new insights into customer behavior patterns through the capturing, analysis, and comparison of both structured and unstructured data, there is more to this …

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Black Oak Presents at the International Conference on Information Quality 2016 in Ciudad Real, Spain

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In the news so far this summer we’ve been reading about the 2016 Olympics in Rio. While Black Oak hasn’t yet been able to send any of our team members to the Olympics, we do have our CSO Dr. Talburt in Ciudad Real, Spain for the next few days attending the International Conference on Information Quality 2016 (Follow on Twitter …