Operationalizing Information Governance: Beyond the Definition

Information is an organization’s most valuable strategic asset. Every decision that is made at a health care organization, from patient care decisions to hiring decisions to the supplies to be ordered to acquisitions, are based on information. A health care organization cannot assume that its information is accurate and meaningful. Information must be managed in a thoughtful, standardized and holistic way, and it must be managed across the entire organization. This webinar will review the complexity of the lifecycle of information and the challenges that can cause an organization to go “off course,” creating risks, increasing costs, and affecting all business decisions, including patient care.

This presentation will reinforce the importance of information governance (IG) for health care organizations and will take the discussion beyond the definition of IG by providing examples of how HIM professionals can demonstrate the need for IG by showing operational significance across the entire organization. The lifecycle of information will be the focal point for discussions around the operational challenges and return on investment for IG practices. Participants will leave with tools and resources for building an IG program using information management practices, and will gain:

  1. An understanding of IG, what it is and why it’s important;
  2. Insight into the complex components of the lifecycle of information, including the challenges health care organizations face;
  3. An understanding of how IG concepts can be used to address these challenges; and
  4. Checklists that can be used to assess its areas of risk and actionable items.

Speaker: Ann Meehan, RHIA

The Next Generation in Quality Improvement: eCQMs

The days of manually reporting quality measures are over. Knowing how to use electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and interpret what they tell about organizational and provider performance is essential. This session will review eCQMs, the quality data model, value sets, and more. Several widely used eCQMs will be deconstructed and discussed in detail for a more in-depth
understanding.

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  1. Define an eCQM;
  2. Understand the components and related standards;
  3. Explore the data quality model; and
  4. Explain the requirements for eCQM implementation.

Speaker: Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, CPHI, FAHIMA

Implementing a CDI Program in a Physician Practice

May 3, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Objectives

1. Explain why a physician practice CDI program is warranted.
2. Consider the resources needed to create a physician practice CDI program.
3. Identify the steps to initiate a CDI program in a physician practice.
4. Recognize the benefits of a physician practice CDI

Speaker: Dr. Lisa L. Campbell, PhD, MPM, MHA, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, COC, CPC-I

Population Health Through Value-Guided Care

Population Health Management (PHM) programs are a strategic component of future state of health care organizations. The goal of PHM programs is to keep a patient population as healthy as possible and minimize the need for expensive hospital services such as emergency department visits, imaging tests, and other preventable procedures. The success of these programs is directly correlated to the successful transition from fee-for-service (by volume) models to fee-for-value (high quality + low resource use cost) models.

To do this, savvy health care systems will implement strong data analytics and population health management tools that will report both descriptive data (what was) and predictive data (a range of what is expected) to help optimize future information capture and clinical practices. Health care systems need to evolve to take advantage of the rapidly accelerating use of data analytics and develop improved health care quality practices at a greater value for their patients.

Speaker: Moshe Starkman

Show Me The Data: Data Analytics and Compliance

October 31, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Ever wonder how CMS or OIG selects you for an audit? Are you curious about where your risk areas may be? Determined to find process improvements but don’t know where to look? Join us as we take a look into how data analytics can help you explore potential risk areas in your organization.

Speaker: Sallie Bissette, RHIA, CHC