Information governance is such an important topic across so many areas of healthcare. It impacts almost every organization and quite frankly takes the full organization to buy in to ensure proper information governance. Doing it right is going to be essential for any healthcare organization to work efficiently and effectively in the future.
While information governance impacts everyone in healthcare, I have to give credit to AHIMA and their HIM professional community for leading the way on the topic of information governance. A great illustration of this leadership is in the AHIMA Information Governance Adoption Model Competencies (IGAM):
@HHSOCR AHIMA's Information Governance Adoption Model (IGAM) includes maturity markers for Risk Assessment, Analysis, and Remediation across ALL systems not just the EHR or clinical systems. Don't limit your risk analysis – it's too important! https://t.co/P5poPiiw9W #IGIQ pic.twitter.com/x98W0g3EyG
— Katherine Downing (@KathyDowning_1) February 1, 2018
*Thanks to HIM professional, Katherine Downing for sharing it on Twitter.
I think a lot of people that work in a hospital and healthcare system don’t recognize a lot of these areas of information governance. At least they don’t look at them from that lens.
My favorite part of this model is that it starts with creating the right information governance structure and the strategic alignment. If you don’t get the right people assigned as part of their job to work on information governance, it will never happen. Plus, if you don’t realize how information governance aligns with the organizations priorities, then you’ll fall short as well.
How far along are you in your information governance efforts? Have you incorporated all of the above elements into your information governance strategy? We’d love to hear your experiences, insights, and perspectives in the comments.
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