The American Health Information Management Association kicked off its annual conference being held in Chicago with a call for a Unified Health Information Governance structure to standardize use of electronic health records.

There is an emerging need not just to have an oversight process for information systems, but a governance structure to ensure regulatory compliance and the quality of information, Michelle Dougherty, director of research and development at the AHIMA Foundation, tells Health Data Management. The organization is working to bring together industry stakeholders to discuss data integrity issues during its Health Information Integrity Summit, scheduled for Nov. 8-9 in Chicago.

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