The information governance (IG) team should begin their strategic planning process by listing and prioritizing key organizational objectives. The IG plan must support the achievement of the organization's business objectives, and therefore should be melded into the overall strategic plan for the organization. IG requires information technology to support and monitor implementation of polices, so it matters what is developing and trending in the information technology space. The most relevant study of IG Best Practices is one that is conducted for the organization which surveys the organization's segment of the healthcare industry and even what some of its more progressive competitors are doing in regard to IG. The IG team has gathered a great deal of information that needs to be analyzed and distilled into actionable strategies. Plans and policies to support IG efforts must be developed that identify specific tasks and steps, and define roles and responsibilities for those who will be held accountable for their implementation.