The new guidance allows providers to use their own judgment when it comes to sharing information about a patient’s mental health status with friends and family if the intention is to prevent further harm.
AHIMA has opened its annual IG survey to help capture the current state of information governance in healthcare and gain an understanding of IG projects that organizations are undertaking.
Efforts to lift the federal ban against allowing Congress to discuss patient identity solutions is picking up momentum, with AHIMA joining provider, payer, and health IT stakeholder groups in asking legislators to make the issue a priority.
As a first step in building the value proposition, leaders can create an IG learning environment within the organization by sharing IG information and resources.
Sally Beahan and Jaime James discussed the IG lessons their organizations have learned as pilot sites for AHIMA’s Information Governance Adoption Model at their presentation at the 2016 CSA Leadership Symposium.
Barclay Blair, founder and executive director of the Information Governance Institute, said during a recent webinar he hopes his organization’s new study will sound the alarm that far too many organizations, across a wide swath of industries, are currently storing “at risk” information over the long term.