AHIMA Health Information Integrity Summit Coverage

Follow the news and get insights from AHIMA’s Health Information Integrity Summit taking place September 16-17 in Alexandria, VA. Thought leaders and professionals in the areas of policy making, informatics, HIM, and law are convening at the summit to explore the legal and compliance challenges and opportunities associated with health information integrity, information governance, and the adoption of electronic health record systems.

Learn more in the Journal‘s coverage below:


September 16

Breaking Down Information Governance Versus Data Governance

In a far-reaching discussion, health information management thought leaders talked about small- and big-picture challenges facing HIM professionals willing to tackle information governance during Monday’s afternoon plenary session at AHIMA’s Health Information Integrity Summit.

HIM Must Partner with Physicians for Documentation Innovation

Health information management professionals must be “disruptively innovative” to help their healthcare partners succeed, a top government health IT official said Monday morning at AHIMA’s Health Information Integrity Summit.

E-Discovery Toolkit: Prepare or Beware

If your organization doesn’t have a procedure for responding to e-discovery requests, or for defining the legal health record, the HIM department should get the ball rolling or it will never happen, advised e-discovery expert Diane Premeau, MBA, RHIA, CHP, CHC, in “Source System Review: A Toolkit for Finding Your Legal Health Record for E-Discovery.”


September 17

Federal Officials Encourage Action, Preview New Data Tools

Health IT officials from the US Department of Health and Human Services emphasized the importance of HIM professionals’ role in the future of US healthcare and delivered an update on future federal innovations during two presentations Sept. 17 at AHIMA’s Health Information Integrity Summit.

“Barefoot and Determined,” HIM Must Tackle Patient Engagement Issues

The power of personal health stories—whether delivered through impersonal health data or through music, paintings, and old-fashioned storytelling—is empowering patients like never before. That message came through loud and clear during a Sept. 17 presentation by Vera Rulon, MS, RHIT, FAHIMA, and Regina Holliday.

Managing Strategic Healthcare Alliances Takes Creativity, Chocolate

With an unprecedented number of provider mergers and acquisitions taking place in healthcare today, HIM professionals have the daunting task of ensuring the integrity of patient data that gets caught in the middle when organizations collide.




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