Whatever the new source might be, healthcare organizations must have tools available that can assist in the development of IG programs and managing the Big Data influx.
The healthcare industry is a lucrative target for cyber criminals. Keeping health information private, protected and secured is a critical aspect of IG—especially as cyber threats continue to be on the rise.
“Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” This age-old conundrum raises the question of what comes first in a causal chain.
The delivery of trustworthy information through an IG structure is predicated on reliable data—best achieved through proper governance of data.
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.