Improving patient identity accuracy can be a daunting task. There are many different groups that may have the ability to create medical record numbers or change patient identity information.
Strategic thinking and operational thinking are both needed to ensure that valuable input and direction for a strong EHR platform stem from good information governance practices.
So how does the term “metadata” pertain to healthcare? To determine that, we first need to define metadata.
Patient safety is an organizational responsibility. But concern over the astonishing rate of development and adoption of EHRs in recent years has also provided potential for risk and safety issues.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force’s long-awaited “Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry” highlights the importance of IG competencies to help the healthcare industry address cybersecurity concerns.
Larger healthcare organizations have started to embrace IG, but the smaller ambulatory care providers are still easing their way into the process. Healthcare organizations, no matter how big or small, need to implement information governance as a way to ensure information integrity.