September 27, 2014
AHIMA recently launched a survey that assesses healthcare’s information governance practices. What it found is that that there is a lot of data but not a lot of planning for what to do with that data. There needs to be a strategic approach to using healthcare information. This will be the focal message of the upcoming AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, which will occur next week in San Diego.
WEDI conducted a survey in August that explored provider progress in the transition to ICD-10. Unsurprisingly, smaller providers express that the delay of ICD-10 has set them back. Most of them are unsure of when they’ll even complete their impact assessments. The majority of small organization also reported that they expect to begin external testing next year, while larger providers have already initiated testing.
This article from Healthcare Informatics provides key takeaways, next steps, and the implications of recent announcements from Washington such as Meaningful Use / MIPS reporting and urgent issues related to the CMS website.