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Information Analysis

Information Analysis refers to identifying the information and data needed to support HSE-MIS processes, comply with reporting requirements, and streamline decision-making, now and for the future. This involves defining data requirements, architecture, and standards and measures, along with protocols for report delivery and security.

 Key Concepts  
  • The objective (i.e. output) of Information Analysis is to arrive at an Information Model that defines all the data that must be collected to support HSE-MIS processes, now and for the future.
  • The Information Model also provides mechanisms for report management, data architecture and standards development, and information security.  
 Practical Advice  
  • Once a company has gone through the planning cycle, a current HSE Information Model exists to compare against future needs. If no current Information Model exists, one should be created.
  • Keep the ”to-be” processes in mind while going through the planning cycle. This will help avoid the tendency to revert to current, familiar processes (if they have changed) and recreate what is already in place.
  • Evaluate the required reports to ensure all of the required data fields are defined.
  • Consider including three or four customizable fields. This provides flexibility for future needs. It is considerably more expensive to add additional data elements later in the design phase.
  • When considering data migration, work with MIS to map the historical data fields to the new data fields. If data fields aren't required, there is no need to migrate them.
  • Be sure to work with MIS to map historical data needs to report requirements.



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