Speak Up and Stand Out for Information Governance
Dec26

Speak Up and Stand Out for Information Governance

Always remember, IG is about information and HIM professionals are the healthcare “information experts.”

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When the BIG ONE Hits
Dec12

When the BIG ONE Hits

Preparing for a disaster isn’t a matter of “if,” but rather a matter of “when.” The “big one” WILL happen and it will more than likely impact health information management and other operations.

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What is a Data Dictionary?
Nov18

What is a Data Dictionary?

Essentially, a data dictionary is a tool that provides the communication structure in a way that technical and operational teams can more easily meet the daily operational needs of the organization.

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GAO: Ten Critical Actions Needed to Address Cybersecurity Challenges (Part 2 of 2)
Oct30

GAO: Ten Critical Actions Needed to Address Cybersecurity Challenges (Part 2 of 2)

Many of the actions identified in the GAO report are related to critical actions needed within healthcare organizations that fall under the purview of information governance.

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GAO Report Identifies Urgent Cybersecurity Challenges (Part 1 of 2)
Oct26

GAO Report Identifies Urgent Cybersecurity Challenges (Part 1 of 2)

Although this report was focused on federal agencies and critical infrastructures, there are lessons that can be directly applied in healthcare as we continue to advance information governance practices to strengthen privacy and security practices in our organizations.

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Never-Ending Data Breaches—It’s Time to Stop Hackers in Their Tracks!
Oct16

Never-Ending Data Breaches—It’s Time to Stop Hackers in Their Tracks!

Anthem has recently agreed to pay $16 million to OCR for a breach that affected almost 79 million people—merely the beginning of the costs associated with recovering from a breach of this magnitude. The hackers are winning the game; current information and security approaches just aren’t cutting it and healthcare organizations are no doubt at risk.

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