Data Capability: A call to action

HEDIIP has analysed over one hundred responses to the Data Capability self-assessment questionnaire in a report entitled Data Capability - A call to action.

The report uses a capability maturity model to present an overview of the sectors capability at a summary maturity level and also across four key dimensions: people and culture, data activities, business processes and technology.

The report presents five key findings based on the data that has been collected:

  1. The way data is perceived is not the way it is managed
  2. Data is held, managed and used in silos
  3. Data is not aligned to wider business processes
  4. Business intelligence is not supplied by trusted data
  5. Data governance is weak

With so many data-driven initiatives now emerging across the sector the report presents a call to action to redefine the sector’s relationship with data; now is the time to develop holistic, integrated approaches that are driven by business needs and have clearly defined governance and controls in place.