White paper from IFHIMA amplifies the role of Information Governance in HIM

Whether you live in Australia, Canada, Japan, Spain, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, or anywhere in the world for that matter, today’s  healthcare requires trusted, accurate and secure data to meet the goals of transformation. Information is essential to meeting these goals because transformation activities impact better care, operational efficiency, controlling costs, and consumer engagement. Key to Read more about White paper from IFHIMA amplifies the role of Information Governance in HIM[…]

Choosing the right EMPI: 4 key questions

I am frequently asked whether an EMPI or Identity component from a EHR vendor can sufficiently handle the complex needs of patient identification. There’s never a simple answer. Rather, organizations should ask several questions, including: Are you addressing person or patient data? First and foremost, organizations must ponder what type of data they need in Read more about Choosing the right EMPI: 4 key questions[…]

HIM in the Cloud Era: Making the Most of AI and Information Governance

Recently I gave a keynote presentation at the CIOX Health Education Summit sharing innovations in healthcare. As the Cloud becomes pervasive and digitization of data is the norm, how do we as HIM professionals ensure information governance practices are in place to support high quality, trusted data for transformative, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies? Through my Read more about HIM in the Cloud Era: Making the Most of AI and Information Governance[…]

Let’s Talk Innovation in Patient Identification

Today it is extremely problematic when patient identification data does not allow the automatic linking of records to support care coordination, analytics, research, or value-based reimbursement activities. Healthcare organizations, especially medium to larger ones, have tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of records that can’t automatically be resolved and require expensive human resources that Read more about Let’s Talk Innovation in Patient Identification[…]

Why Use Data? CDOs Share Their Insights

I attended the IBM Chief Data Officer (CDO) Summit in San Francisco in late March and was inspired by the speakers who shared insights, stories, and even lessons learned from lack of success. There were so many solid points to ponder, but I’ve distilled my takeaways into these nuggets. What’s in it for me to Read more about Why Use Data? CDOs Share Their Insights[…]

Beyond NPI: Unraveling Provider Identity Complexity

If your provider identities are “just a little wrong,” is that okay? I recently discussed managing provider identities with For the Record,  highlighting an issue that does not get the attention it deserves. But provider identities can’t be ignored – they have a profound impact on value-based reimbursement, compliance, and analytics. And as Stephanie Luthi-Terry Read more about Beyond NPI: Unraveling Provider Identity Complexity[…]

Pick Your Path: Meeting Goals in 2017

Given the current state of healthcare policy, finance, industry mergers/dissolutions, and much more, you might think this would be a good time for a long, quiet pause – but we all know that’s not practical. Instead, let’s consider another approach, borrowing from Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” I particularly like these lines, as I Read more about Pick Your Path: Meeting Goals in 2017[…]

HIMSS17: To Master Uncertainty You Need to Know Your Patients

HIMSS17 promises to be another mega HIT show for the diverse healthcare ecosystem, and it will be easier than ever to get lost in the maze of educational sessions, keynotes, exhibit booths, and social functions.  But, make sure you register TODAY and find your way to the IMT reception on Tuesday evening. The topic, “To Read more about HIMSS17: To Master Uncertainty You Need to Know Your Patients[…]

Seizing Opportunity Within Disruption

Disruption can be positive, whether it’s carefully planned or accidental. I was recently in Japan at the IFHIMA 18th Congress giving an information governance presentation. I used the term “disruption,” drawing questions from the multinational crowd – the term can be perceived as negative in many societies and cultures. I assured my moderator that while Read more about Seizing Opportunity Within Disruption[…]

Olmsted Medical Center Achieves Accurate Patient Identification – The First Time

Wow, everyone really brought their best to the webcast, Healthcare Demands Better Patient Identification. My fellow presenters and the attentive participants added so much to the topic. It’s a good thing we allowed for fifteen minutes of questions at the end, as they kept rolling in. Michelle Majerus, Director of HIM and Privacy Officer at Read more about Olmsted Medical Center Achieves Accurate Patient Identification – The First Time[…]