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Editor's e-Note
In HIM circles, information governance has become a chart-topper on many organizational to-do lists. AHIMA has stressed the concept’s importance and the role HIM professionals can play in the equation.

This month’s E-News Exclusive offers valuable pointers on the initial steps in launching an information governance initiative. Its bullet points make for interesting reading.

Lee DeOrio, editor
e-News Exclusive
The IG Journey: Getting Your Initiative Off the Ground
By Nancy Twombly

The volume of information in the health care industry continues to grow exponentially. With meaningful use, ICD-10, mobile health, and telehealth all contributing to the data deluge, there is a strong need for health care organizations to develop an information governance (IG) framework to get control over this pool of rapidly growing and increasingly distributed information. Sounds easy—right?

Health care organizations are required to manage their information on an enterprisewide basis, particularly as the landscape shifts to an accountable care framework in which access to information is required anywhere and at any time. To address these challenges, organizations must address the people, process, policy, and technology that are required to support the shift to enterprisewide IG. By doing so, they can enhance their ability to obtain the business intelligence that can turn their information into insight. While this may seem intuitive, getting to the end state of enterprisewide IG is easier said than done.

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Industry Insight
ICDLogic, Allscripts Partner on CDI Tool

ICDLogic joined the award-winning Allscripts Developer Program to build an integration using the Allscripts Open API [application program interface]. The planned integration will enable Allscripts EHR users to access CypherLink, a clinical documentation guidance tool, from within their clinical workflow. CypherLink rapidly generates the most accurate and specific ICD-10 codes while providing expert documentation guidance to communicate the complexity of care each patient receives.

CypherLink was designed for and by clinicians to make ICD-10 code specification and clinical documentation fast and easy.

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