AHIMA issues health info management recommendations

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recently released a set of guidelines regarding data governance of what it calls “information assets.”  AHIMA asserts that the healthcare industry must manage the huge amounts of data it works with in an intentional, standardized manner across the industry.  According to AHIMA, “information governance” is “…an organization-wide framework for managing information throughout its lifecycle and supporting the organization’s strategy, operations, regulatory, legal, risk, and environmental requirements.”  Prioritizing accuracy, timeliness and accessibility, AHIMA’s approach rests on eight principles:  accountability, transparency, integrity, protection, compliance, availability, retention, and disposition.

See Modern Healthcare article at “AHIMA releases principles for new area: information governance,”and the 21-page AHIMA document at “Information Governance Principles for Healthcare”

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