Data and information management

6 emerging responsibilities for HIM professionals in a digital era

A program to improve clinical documentation includes people, processes and technology that work together. Providers need a well-rounded individual who can effectively articulate all of the pieces, including documentation requirements, code assignment, coding guidelines and quality reporting. CDI professionals come from a variety of backgrounds, most often from a HIM Czytaj więcej…

Data governance

IT security departments incorrectly estimate value of business information

reprint New research indicates that healthcare IT security departments are incorrectly estimating the value of business information, leading to insufficient investments to ensure availability of provider data. The research from Ponemon Institute and data management vendor DocAuthority included a survey of 2,827 professionals in the United States and United Kingdom. Czytaj więcej…

CommonWell Health Alliance

New milestone for two data exchange alliances

reprint Two industry initiatives that have worked together to advance interoperability are teaming again to further expand connectivity. Commonwell Health Alliance, a vendor-led organization that embeds interoperability services into health information systems, brings its 3-year-old health information exchange to the table. Carequality has been working on a governance framework that Czytaj więcej…