The majority of clinicians believe that electronic exchange of health information will play a positive role in improving patient care quality, according to a recent survey released by the Washington, DC-based think tank Bipartisan Policy Center. “Clinician Perspectives on Electronic Health Information Sharing for Transitions of Care” represents what clinicians view as their needs and preferences when it comes to electronic health information, according to the report’s executive summary.
Healthcare professionals dealing with the unintended consequences of electronic health record (EHR) implementation and other changes will soon have some new tools to assist them, two experts said at Thursday’s AHIMA’s Health Information Integrity Summit in Chicago, IL.
Today, healthcare organizations are investing in information technology (IT) at unprecedented rates. And IT is generating more data—of all kinds—than ever before. What’s needed now, says Linda Kloss, RHIA, FAHIMA, is for healthcare organizations to invest in ways to manage, control, and understand all that data. To succeed, they will need an information governance strategy.
Kloss, principal of Kloss Strategic Advisors and AHIMA’s former CEO, called on HIM professionals to step up to the current data integrity challenge during Thursday’s AHIMA Health Information Integrity Summit in Chicago, IL.
While moving to an electronic health record (EHR) has proven to simplify some bulky paper processes and also promises advances in information quality, the change can complicate delivering core HIM initiatives related to privacy and security, information analysis, and legal compliance. Running November 8-9 in Chicago, IL, the summit will convene thought leaders and professionals in the area of policy making, informatics, and law to explore the legal and compliance issues associated with the adoption of EHR systems.
View a wrap-up video of highlights and news from the 2012 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, held September 29 to October 4 in Chicago, IL.