There was a time in the history of the automobile when there were no speed limits, license plates, or stoplights. And it didn’t matter, because there were only one or two cars in town. As roads got crowded and accidents happened, the rules began to accumulate. AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon says that’s what’s happening now with electronic health records. Her HIMSS14 session will focus on “rules of the road” for the increasingly crowded health information superhighway. The session is titled “The Next Frontier: Quality Clinical Documentation and Health Data Integrity” and will take place Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8:30-9:30 a.m.

“Right now we’re at the tipping point—we’ve gone from the horse and buggy to the Model T,” says Gordon, who joined AHIMA as CEO in late 2011, after holding leadership roles in several hospitals. She says that with the profusion of uses for the information in EHRs, insuring its integrity should be a top priority for those who generate it.

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