Having examined data management practices at more than 500 organizations, Peter Aiken, PhD, associate professor of information systems at Virginia Commonwealth University, has learned why two-thirds of information technology initiatives fail.

“Most get in trouble because they try to move too quickly,” he told attendees at Health Data Management’s Healthcare Analytics Symposium in Chicago. Aiken also leads the consultancy Data BluePrint Inc. He recalled working with a health care client who had eight different business intelligence initiatives going on at the same time within the organization.

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