Perla RJ. Health systems must strive for data maturity. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2012 Oct 31. Epub ahead of print. [doi: 10.1177/1062860612465000]
The increased attention and focus on analytics and data-driven decision making over the past decades can be seen as a good thing, but human beings have a limited ability to process large amounts of information. This article presents five characteristics associated with the concept of data maturity to help health system leaders better leverage data for decision making.