Information governance within a healthcare organization should be an organization-wide framework for managing information throughout its lifecycle, and to support the entity’s strategy, operations, regulatory, legal risk and environmental requirements, says Ann Meehan, director of information governance at the American Health Information Management Association.

Meehan will present a session at AHIMA16 to walk through the need for information governance across the enterprise. Information governance should be in every business unit covering all information it owns or manages, she asserts. “The framework is a centralized approach with a champion overseeing it so the right hand knows what the left hand is doing.”

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