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Prepare Now for Meaningful Use Attestation and Compliance Audits

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2014

A warning issued in 2013 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has come to pass. “Meaningful use” Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program audits have begun. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) reported that out of their 1,400 member organizations, almost 100 received audit notices in October 2013, totaling six percent of membership. In order to protect incentive payments earned through the meaningful use program, organizations need to be prepared for every audit contingency and know exactly what to expect. Organizations also need to avoid common mistakes that could lead to an audit and follow best practices for staying compliant to meaningful use standards.

IG 101: The Role of HIM Professionals

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013






Information can be used to support initiatives such as meaningful use, quality measures, and new payment models. An information governance framework must extend beyond hardware and software into management policies, procedures, and decisions that shape how an organization cr....

IG 101: Information Asset Management

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013






The volume of data information is out of control. Information, data, and metadata are being created faster than technologies to handle them can be created. More importantly, healthcare organizations must realize that not all information holds true value for the business. Pro....

IG 101: Enterprise Information Governance

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013






“Enterprise information management” (EIM) is an emerging term in healthcare today. EIM relies on the processes that are developed through an effective information governance program. Information governance is the means (the “how”), with EIM being the ultimate goal (the “what....

IG 101: Information Governance is Needed Now

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013






Why should healthcare organizations begin to implement an information governance program now when there are so many other pressing initiatives? The answer lies in the strategic management of information. All of these initiatives involve data and information—having an informa....

IG 101: What is Information Governance?

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013






Unlike most businesses and industries, in a simplified view healthcare is really about life and death, where data and information can be considered the lifeblood of any organization in providing healthcare services. Healthcare information a critical resource that must be und....

Information Governance 101

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013


Healthcare information a critical resource that must be understood and utilized appropriately in order to provide safe, effective, and high-quality care. The fact-based decision making that is so vital to the continued success of organizations today is dependent upon the availability of informa....

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