The lack of data literacy among the healthcare workforce has always been a serious concern for the sector. As this article in Forbes says, more than ever, health organizations must rapidly become more data-driven in order to improve care for patients: https://bit.ly/2LilHcV
Qlik’s Jordan Morrow @chief_nerd_officer says that while data has the ability to unlock massive potential in the NHS, few organizations are actively investing in their employees’ ability to confidently use data. What can healthcare organizations – NHS Trusts and others around the world – do to engage more staff in understanding the value of data? Thoughts welcome.
I spotted this new research which has found that companies across EMEA are struggling the unlock the opportunities in their data: https://www.information-age.com/companies-across-emea-lack-tools-to-unlock-data-opportunity-123489497/
Reasons for this included being unable to translate data into actionable insights, despite recognising the potential of data to make their companies more efficient, innovative and customer centric. Furthermore, over a third (36%) of those surveyed said that not having the skills in place to manage the explosion of data was one of their biggest concerns.
Does this chime true with your own workplace experiences? What tips do you have for others who are trying to combat this issue?
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With COVID-19 and the ongoing global pandemic, we are being bombarded with more data than ever before, either in the media or across our social platforms. This week we launched our new webinar series, ‘Know Your Data’, to help people unpack the language used to describe charts, data and tables.
In our first episode, Kevin Hanegan, Learning Advisor to the Data Literacy Project & Chief Learning Officer at Qlik, is joined by Alan Schwarz, member of the Data Literacy Project Advisory Board and Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer, formerly at The New York Times, to discuss the terms ‘Flattening the Curve' and ‘Exponential Growth’. Check it out here:
We would love to hear your thoughts! And stay tuned for further episodes.