On March 31, the Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert issued relative to the safe use of health information technology.
The AHIMA IGPHC (Information Governance Principles for Health Care) are referenced in the Joint Commission Alert.
Modern Healthcare has also addressed this issue. Click here to view. This is a great opportunity and a responsibility for HIM professionals to lead Information Governance (IG) efforts in your facility. If you are not already familiar with IG, review and learn about Information Governance Principles for Health Care - you may be surprised to learn that you are ALREADY leading IG efforts through traditional HIM practices. PLEASE BE A PART OF THIS!!
THIMA will be offering more educational opportunities in IG in the coming months.
In the meantime, here is a lecture recorded by Rebecca Reynolds which is a great introduction to IG.
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