Data and information governance practices have been recognized by industry thought leaders as the future of the HIM profession. As healthcare continues to implement electronic health record systems and other health IT, the importance of health information as a clinical and financial asset has increased. Healthcare employers are beginning to realize that data and information governance initiatives are the key to maximizing this asset, and have begun looking for employees who can manage and run these initiatives.
Although only one of Tuesday morning’s AHIMA Assembly on Education Symposium (AOE) presentations was titled “Innovate or Commiserate,” the phrase could have been the theme of this morning’s sessions.
Health information management (HIM) educators emphasized the growing need for HIM students to demonstrate proficiency in multiple analytics domains in order to adjust to major healthcare industry shifts and to find jobs at AHIMA’s Assembly on Education Symposium, held in Chicago, IL.