HIMSS17 TOOK PLACE IN ORLANDO, FL
February 19-23, 2017
There is a growing interest in healthcare for managing and governing information. The reliance on trusted information has escalated and comes with new challenges. What is Information Governance? Multiple definitions are offered by many organizations who are promoting the value of Information Governance (IG). American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has adopted the definition of IG as an organization-wide framework for managing information throughout its lifecycle and supporting the organization's strategy, operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements. To gain a better understanding of IG, the basics of IG, its dual purpose and model principles will be presented. The University of San Diego's Health Systems' IG journey will be showcased beginning with their IG gap analysis and assessment to how they have used AHIMA's IG Adoption Model to assure integrity of all information used.