The State of Data Sharing 2016-2017

When we first conducted the original State of Data Sharing for Healthcare Analytics last year, we did not expect the response we received. With over 300 respondents, our little survey blew up in the best way possible. Not only were the quantity of the replies impressive, but also the quality and the care taken to answer. The message was very clear: while healthcare analytics may be in its infancy, the people involved in data sharing are ready to start. The survey’s success was not only the result of the quality of the information provided by respondents, but also the fact audiences are hungry to learn about best practices in data sharing.

Intent on building on last years’ findings, we launched a followup survey late 2016. This year’s key findings include:

  • Nearly 6 in 10 respondents lack complete confidence in how their organization manages data sharing practices
  • 3 out of 4 respondents reveal that their organizations are using risky approaches to managing privacy when sharing data
  • Almost 1/3 of sharing involves the use of data sharing agreements: while legal and technical responsibilities may be in place, privacy controls may not
  • Breaches are the number one barrier to sharing data, followed closely by low staff knowledge
  • Almost 1/4 respondents indicated their organizations were using risk-based de-identification

Presented by:
Pam Buffone, Director, Product Management
Sam Wehbe, Director, Marketing

Don’t forget to download your copy of the report, available here.