Simply stated, data governance is the process and organization of the management of data assets across an enterprise. No other asset in business is without a formal management structure with a defined set of roles and responsibilities. This requires a cultural shift to view data and information as an asset of the organization rather than of the individual, which has been historically typical in healthcare. Today, data governance is the key to healthcare organizations being able to satisfy their insatiable appetite for data needed to meet the challenges of the evolving industry. This is an important journey that will work in parallel to healthcare transformation.