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Fremont, CA: The COVID-19 outbreak and the challenges that came with it, such as ensuring the effective distribution of oxygen and medicines, are excellent examples of why healthcare organizations require a predictive and prescriptive data management system. This is where DataOps, a system for viewing data from the perspectives of people, processes, and technology, comes in handy. DataOps is a process of agile data integration that concentrates on improved collaboration and automating data flows to give significant access to data and insights to numerous functions within an organization.
While implementing a DataOps strategy for an organization, it is important to consider the following four aspects:
Improving Data Accessibility: A critical aspect of implementing DataOps is ensuring that the updated data is real-time and available to all relevant roles within the system. The use of open, cloud-based architecture and data management platforms capable of continuous data integration aids in improving operational efficacy. The majority of medical data is still stored in the old HL7 format in many organizations.
Adoption of FHIR API will aid in faster DataOps implementation.
Making Data More Secure: The backbone of DataOps implementation is monitoring available data and implementing strict access controls in accordance with HIPAA and other such regulations. An enterprise data catalog that records data traceability and governance systems are required to achieve true data security.
DataOps Experts: While DataOps will assist one in automating data flows, DataOps experts will be required to understand the data requirements across the organization and assist in orchestrating the data flow in a predictable manner. Data teams transition from being suppliers of data insights to architects of an ecosystem that enables and empowers everyone in the organization to draw insights with the implementation of DataOps.
Monitoring Data Quality: It is crucial to closely monitor the accuracy and quality of the data, eliminate redundancies, and automate communication with the relevant stakeholders.