Information governance—the process of monitoring healthcare information throughout its lifecycle—has emerged as a business imperative for the healthcare industry. Data integrity is the most important tenet of IG—building trust in information to support effective decision making, reduced costs, patient safety and quality of care.

At the 2015 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, Deborah Green, AHIMA’s executive vice president and chief innovation and global services officer had this to say: “The volume and rate of growth of data do not bring the greatest challenges to information integrity across healthcare. The tougher challenges to information integrity, availability and security require information governance.” Further discussions emphasized the various aspects and value of trusted information, including safe use of IT and interoperability.

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