“Accurate Information, Quality Care,” is a fitting theme for the 2016 Health Information Professionals (HIP) week, April 3-9, 2016. As the proliferation of health data continues to increase at exponential rates, it is more important than ever to have a laser focus on health data accuracy to help ensure quality care.
Harmony Healthcare IT appreciates Health Information Management (HIM) professionals this week and always!
Our team, the makers of Health Data Archiver, works with HIM professionals daily to manage the consolidation, security and integrity of legacy healthcare data. HIM Directors are integral players on the data governance teams of our clients and key advocates for keeping the complete patient story not only to meet medical record retention requirements but also to ensure that the full narrative is available to provide better care. Many of our product features regarding the ease with which data is eDiscoverable and the workflows for how requests for information are fulfilled and documented have come from HIM professionals nationwide.
“We are already seeing HIM professionals leading the industry in achieving data integrity through information governance and ensuring patients and consumers have access to timely information they can trust,” said American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) CEO, Lynne Thomas Gordon in a recent press release. “This year’s HIP Week theme reflects our commitment to our vision of a world where the right information is available to the right person at the right time—for better care.”
Harmony Healthcare IT appreciates the efforts that AHIMA is making this week to visit Capitol Hill to share the importance of advancing HIM with government leaders seeking expertise and counsel on key issues including information governance, privacy, security, fraud and abuse.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) represents more than 103,000 health information professionals in the United States and around the world. AHIMA is committed to promoting and advocating for research, best practices and effective standards in health information and to actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information. ahima.org
To learn more about how your healthcare organization can consolidate legacy data stores of protected health information from both acute and ambulatory out-of-production EHRs, visit our resources page for videos, white papers, case studies and more.