requirements. With the IG program in place, organizations under study reported a number of benefits; improved ability in tracking quality outcomes and a faster turnaround times on report requests, increased patient engagement achieved through the ability to share data with patients, improved accuracy of patient data identity enhancing health information exchange, greater collaboration
INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND HEALTHCARE 4 with physicians leading to overall better care documentation and lower costs owing to shared purchasing of supplies and equipment among others (McSherry and Pearce, 2011). The organizations further reported that they have made greater strides in improving their quality measures with some planning to start use of predictive analysis to improve general population health management.
INFORMATION GOVERNANCE AND HEALTHCARE 5 References; McSherry, R., & Pearce, P. (2011). Clinical governance: a guide to implementation for healthcare professionals. John Wiley & Sons. Kadlec, Lesley. "Coming Soon to Your Healthcare Facility: Information Governance. A Look at Healthcare Information Governance Trends through Practical Case Studies" Journal of AHIMA 85, no.8 (August 2014): 26-32. Thomas Gordon, Lynne. “Information Governance for the Health Care Industry – Now Is the Time.” iHealthBeat. February 3, 2014.
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