AHIMA unveils services to move information governance forward

Sept. 30, 2015

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) unveiled two new information governance (IG) services that will help healthcare organizations implement IG.

IG PulseRate and IG Advisors showcase AHIMA’s continued commitment to advancing information governance in healthcare. IG PulseRate will provide organizations with a web based tool to self- assess, at a high level, their IG adoption maturity. IG Advisors will offer expert consultation with a variety of IG services including implementation services and gap assessment.

“The quality and integrity of information is essential for safe, effective care for both the health of individuals and populations,” says AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “We’re excited to be at the forefront of establishing IG in healthcare. By providing these services, AHIMA is setting a standard and mobilizing the healthcare community to continue its progress.”

AHIMA announced the new services at the association’s 87th Annual Convention and Exhibit in New Orleans.

“Reliable data and information are central to addressing the many challenges this industry faces and governance of our information to assure that reliability has become an imperative”, says Deborah Green, RHIA, MBA, AHIMA EVP and Chief Innovation and Global Services Officer. “AHIMA’s release of products and services for IG self-assessment, benchmarking, guidance, training and consulting will help organizations to launch and mature information governance programs and ultimately leverage the value of information while minimizing information risks, assuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and aligning governance of information with the organization’s strategy.”

In addition to these services, AHIMA has developed multiple resources including the Information Governance Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC) and a toolkit sharing best practices and resources for starting and implementing IG within an organization.

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