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Let’s talk RACS!

The Informatics and Data Analytics Committee has developed a Discussion Community for THIMA members who are involved in RAC activities within their organizations to discuss common problems and work together to develop proactive solutions. 
This Community is housed on Basecamp, which is THIMA's shared work space. 
If you are interested in participating in this Committee, click here.

Here’s an early Christmas gift!

During AHIMA’s Convention, it was announced that AHIMA’s Information Governance Adoption Model™ available via software called IGHealthRate™ is now available free to qualified organizations.

The IGHealthRate maturity assessment provides a structured approach for organizations to utilize as they develop their information governance strategic plans and map current state. IGHealthRate™ assesses the using AHIMA’s Information Governance Adoption Model’s™ ten organizational competency areas. 
Organizations that have engaged with the IG Adoption Model™ to advance trusted, accurate, reliable information have seen benefits that include:
  • cost avoidance,
  • increased patient safety
  • risk avoidance, and
  • more efficient / streamlined business processes.
If your organization is interested in utilizing this free IGHealthRate™ information governance maturity assessment tool please complete the qualification form. The qualification process requires the organization to identify a leader for the IG assessment project and identify an executive sponsor (C-suite preferred) who will champion the assessment and engagement with information governance in the organization. The initial IGHealthRate™ assessment needs to be completed within 60 days of qualification.
Thank you and we hope you will take advantage of IGHealthRate™ - the ONLY Information Governance Maturity Model specifically designed for all types of organizations across the healthcare ecosystem including providers, payers, business associates and any information intensive organizations.
Organizations using the assessment work toward an IG Adoption Model (IGAM™) Level 4 or 5 award. Here a recent news story regarding a healthcare organization and their achievement of AHIMA IGAM Level 4™.
Here are some additional IGHealthRate™ resource links:

We wish for all a safe and happy Holiday Season!

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