While the ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date is now behind us, the ICD-10 change management journey is far from over. Clinicians, executives, and managers must continue to support cultural alignment, collaborative communication, and performance improvement.
AHIMA is one of several health IT industry groups announcing its support for a new US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative to improve the flow of health information between consumers and providers.
By Janie Tremlett
Hospitals and health systems’ financial health has now come to depend on getting and accessing accurate and current data, clearly documenting that data, and ultimately delivering good clinical outcomes. One thing that can help drive accurate data and improved outcomes is paying attention to the mid-cycle—and using technology to manage the intersection of clinical, revenue cycle, and patient access processes and data.
We hear a lot of conversations about information governance (IG) in healthcare, and our importance in leading these initiatives. But oftentimes the IG discussion centers on the work to be done within the four walls of the institution, and does not look at the need to engage healthcare consumers in these important tasks.
Two HIM professionals currently immersed in AHIMA’s information governance (IG) pilot program shared, in detail, their experience using AHIMA’s tools to launch their own IG programs during a recent webinar.