Data and information governance practices have been recognized by industry thought leaders as the future of the HIM profession. As healthcare continues to implement electronic health record systems and other health IT, the importance of health information as a clinical and financial asset has increased. Healthcare employers are beginning to realize that data and information governance initiatives are the key to maximizing this asset, and have begun looking for employees who can manage and run these initiatives.
Although only one of Tuesday morning’s AHIMA Assembly on Education Symposium (AOE) presentations was titled “Innovate or Commiserate,” the phrase could have been the theme of this morning’s sessions.
Before we can govern, we need to know it is that we need to be governing. That was the message that underscored Monday’s presentation “Data Governance: What’s Under the Covers” delivered by Merida L. Johns, PhD, RHIA, and Linda Kloss, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, at AHIMA’s Assembly on Education in Chicago, IL.
Health information management (HIM) educators emphasized the growing need for HIM students to demonstrate proficiency in multiple analytics domains in order to adjust to major healthcare industry shifts and to find jobs at AHIMA’s Assembly on Education Symposium, held in Chicago, IL.
In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems. This month focuses on the role of informatics in HIM.
Patient safety advocates called for more regulatory and operational oversight to curb medical mistakes during a Senate hearing convened by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on July 17.
A Veterans Administration nurse who reported neglectful care at her facility to her lawyer says she was put on suspension and demoted for violating patient privacy protocols. Recent HITECH-HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule protections for healthcare whistleblowers, however, could strengthen the nurse’s defense.
The healthcare industry’s late-to-the-party approach to cybersecurity renders patients’ and providers’ protected health information (PHI) vulnerable to data terrorists, healthcare security experts warn.