How does a data-driven hospital or health system choose when and where to spend its data capital with lots of proposals and limited resources? Hospital and health system leaders need to have a formal system in place to evaluate and prioritize data projects. For example, they need a single, organized and standing multidisciplinary committee or body that reviews, evaluates and prioritizes all data project requests. That committee or body would have an intake system for accepting data project proposals and established and agreed-upon criteria upon which to evaluate and prioritize them. Here are 15 criteria to consider when evaluating and prioritizing data projects.