For the last decade (and beyond), a common theme amongst healthcare organizations has been the transition to the EHR, as well as efforts to develop a strategy for managing electronically stored information.
AHIMA’s Information Governance Adoption Model™ (IGAM) has been cited in the ONC’s Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework as a resource that provides useful implementation guidance for data governance in the areas of data modeling, data mapping, data audit, data quality controls, data quality management, data architecture, and data dictionaries.
Data stewards provide many benefits to an organization, from improved data quality to cost efficiencies. Data stewards are essential to ensure standard data sets and definitions are implemented and used for data integrity and quality.
As a first-time attendee at AHIMA’s Privacy and Security Institute, I found that the sessions offered covered a wide range of HIPAA privacy, security, and breach issues, offering new insights and takeaways for me to implement with my own organization.
The world of healthcare and HIM is quickly moving to meet the demand of analyzing and making sense of all the data that is collected—and, ultimately, turning it into useful information.
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.