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.
February marks the beginning of AHIMA’s Information Governance (IG) Month. IG is crucial in helping healthcare organizations meet the “Triple Aim” of quality care, population health, and lowering the per capita cost of healthcare in the United States.
To begin to answer some of the fundamental questions related to the state of IG in healthcare, and to communicate the value of formal information governance through real life examples, a limited number of healthcare provider organizations across the US were invited to participate in AHIMA’s “State of Health Information Governance in Healthcare Case Study Project.”
Two notable developments cap off a productive Information Governance Month for AHIMA: a partnership with the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) and the creation of an information governance page for AHIMA’s website.