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.
Understanding clinical documentation improvement metrics can be confusing, especially when you first start reviewing them. This month’s Documentation Detective takes a closer look at some frequently reported CDI metrics and how they can reflect program success.
Even though the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program is slated to be phased out, federal regulators will continue to measure whether physicians are using meaningful use certified electronic health record systems (EHRs) in order to determine Medicare payments. In other words, meaningful use criteria and measurements should still be met.
Although health information management professionals are still wrapping their heads around IG, it is critical to begin involving and training your organization’s workforce community in the principles and practices of IG sooner rather than later.