Data Governance Tactics
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  Laura Tellmann   Laura Tellmann
Director, Clinical Informatics
BJC Healthcare


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Level:  Introductory

Data governance programs are becoming common place, although their implementation are still considered challenging. While much is written about what these programs should include, the specific tactics for the implementation are less common. This session will introduce specific methods utilized for the implementation of an enterprise data governance program at a large healthcare organization. The suggestions provided were developed based on considerable research, expert advice and trial-and-error over the past two years.

Specific details will be provided for:

  • Program strategy aligned with business objectives
  • Developing a culture of accountability
  • Implementation of a data glossary
  • Formulation of standard reference data and translations to source systems
  • Composition of business data lineage
The information will provide how-to instructions as well as common pitfalls to ensure data management and governance professionals have effective tools they can use immediately.

Laura Tellmann is the Director of Clinical Informatics within BJC HealthCare and has championed the Data Governance Program, serving as the Data Governance Officer. She has 25 years of experience in data management, including database applications development, data integrations, decision support applications and web-based user interfaces. Laura’s research interests and professional experience focus on the integration of clinical data, the use of industry standards and vocabularies, clinical decision support and data mining for Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare’s Center for Clinical Excellence. Laura may be contacted at

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