Only with trustworthy data can healthcare organizations have trustworthy information. This webinar will focus on the health of an organization’s data by providing key areas for checking the “pulse” of its quality, availability, reliability, and relevance. During this 60-minute session, attendees will be provided a summary of data sources and challenges. Using IG concepts, the presenter will discuss key steps required by healthcare organizations for inventorying and managing its data.
- Discuss the differences and similarities between data and information
- Explore the key requirements for ensuring trustworthy data
- Walk through next steps that should be taken to address data challenges
- Review the benefits of healthy healthcare data
- Attain tools for data inventories and management
Target Audience: Healthcare professionals across hospitals, physician practices, clinics, post-acute care, insurers and vendors, including HIM, Compliance, Risk, Quality, Analytics, and Informatics
1.0 – Data Structure, Content, Information Governance
Ann Meehan, RHIA
Ann Meehan, RHIA, has over 35 years of progressive health information management and revenue cycle experience. Ms. Meehan led a corporate Information Governance (IG) Program and committee for a Nashville-based healthcare system for two-and-a-half years while serving as HIM Vice President for 10 years. Additionally, she served as an Information Governance Director for AHIMA IGAdvisors®, where she conducted IG assessments and developed IG tools and resources. Ms. Meehan served as Sr. Healthcare Consultant on Iron Mountain’s IG team, serving as IG subject-matter expert for customers. Ms. Meehan currently is an independent healthcare consultant and thought leader on information governance and enterprise information management. Over the course of her career, she has led multi-disciplinary teams in addressing quality initiatives, case management efficiency, centralized coding and HIM services, and other key information management and revenue cycle initiatives. Ms. Meehan is a member of MTHIMA, THIMA, AHIMA, and AHIMA’s Privacy & Security Practice Council. She is an accomplished speaker and author on topics including IG, value-based care, revenue cycle, and compliance. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.