AHIMA, IHE Unveil Draft Roadmap for Health Information Governance
July 21, 2015 in News
The American Health Information Management Association and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise have jointly drafted a roadmap for creating standards for health care information governance, Clinical Innovation Technology reports.
Details of Roadmap
The roadmap, titled “Health IT Standards for Health Information Management Practices,” highlights national and international efforts to ensure health information system interoperability.
To support electronic health information use, management and sharing, the authors encourage collaboration among various stakeholders, including:
- Health information management professionals;
- Health IT vendors; and
- Standards developers (Walsh, Clinical Innovation Technology, 7/20).
The roadmap also includes recommendations for handling large volumes of health data from health IT sources, such as electronic health records. The authors suggest:
- Bolstering information governance principles that AHIMA developed in its information governance framework;
- Creating a roadmap for boosting data security, developing data standards and sharing meaningful data governance principles among health information management professionals;
- Determining the major challenges for information governance; and
- Informing health IT data standards developers about health information management professionals’ challenges and best practices around data governance (Bresnick, Health IT Analytics, 7/20).
The final roadmap is expected to be released this fall (AHIMA release, 7/15).