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Platformable Endorses the Health Data Governance Principles

Written by Eric Rochman
Updated at Fri Jan 05 2024
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Health Data Governance Principles
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Description
The Health Data Governance Principles provide an equity and human rights-based approach to collecting and using data at national, regional, and international levels.
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How this helps foster open ecosystems
These principles can clearly guide all organisations in the development of their health data governance frameworks, policies and processes by providing a foundation that guides how health data can be used for the benefit of all members of society.
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Why we recommend
These health data governance principles have informed our health data governance model, and are used in our learning management system and in-person training to support organisation’s build comprehensive and actionable health data governance policies and processes.

As a leading voice in the advocacy, development, and support of Open Health ecosystems, Platformable has endorsed the Health Data Governance Principles developed by Transform Health in collaboration with various international organisations.

The Health Data Governance Principles provide an equity and human rights-based approach to collecting and using data at national, regional, and international levels. The principles focus on three critical areas of health data governance: 

  • the protection of people, 
  • the promotion of health value, and 
  • the prioritisation of equity.

At Platformable, we are committed to upholding and advancing the use of Health Data Governance Principles through our work in Open Health and Health Data Governance. Our health data governance model incorporates these principles to help organisations build effective data governance frameworks that treat health data as a public good.

Health data is a valuable asset that benefits communities and enhances economies, particularly when data is managed in an ethical, equitable, responsible, and reusable way.

In our endorsement of the Health Data Governance Principles, we join a host of international organisations that understand the importance of developing a globally standardised approach to health data governance for organisations, governments, and other stakeholders using and managing health data.

We have also integrated the health data governance principles into our health data governance online and in-person training courses that support organisations to develop their health data governance frameworks, models, policies and processes.

We strongly urge all stakeholders to endorse the principles and commit to incorporating them into their existing policies and operating models as well as use them during future development of health data governance practices.

To see how we incorporate the health data governance principles into our data governance frameworks, check out our health data governance online course at Platformable Academy.

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Eric Rochman

PRINCIPAL, OPEN HEALTH ECOSYSTEMSeric@platformable.com

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