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.
In the near future, as integration becomes easier and migration to the healthcare cloud continues its acceleration, the average health system’s portfolio of digital health offerings is likely to become expansive. Health systems should focus on proper information governance principles now.
A chord of fear has been struck in many organizations—both healthcare and others—after the ransomware attacks that occurred last week that infected more than 200,000 computers across 150 different countries.
Mergers and acquisitions will continue to occur at an accelerated pace in 2017. Putting your IG process in place now will help your organization get ahead of the challenges they bring.