Health IG Predictions & Perspectives: Spotlight on Professional Readiness

By: In: Healthcare On: Jul 16, 2015

The 1st blog in the Healthcare Information Governance Predictions & Perspectives blog series. This blog series is focused on Health IG Professional Readiness.  

The seismic shifts that are occurring across the healthcare industry are causing significant disruption to the status quo – but this massive change is also creating significant opportunity for HIM professionals. In today’s increasingly complex healthcare landscape, HIM professionals are faced with the task of managing an ever-growing volume and variety of information – distributed across multiple locations. This information has always been critical to deliver effective patient care, but now there is a need to leverage this information to provide new insights, and support strategic initiatives like Population Health and Accountable Care.

As the information landscape evolves, so too must the Healthcare Information Management Professional. In the initial Healthcare Information Governance: Predictions and Perspectives blog series, authored by thought leaders from healthcare and other industries, we spotlighted some of the key challenges and strategies related to Healthcare Information Governance. As part of this inaugural series the authors provided unique insights on how health organizations can accelerate their governance journey to help achieve their organization’s strategic goals.

In this new series, focused on Professional Readiness for Healthcare Information Managers, we feature the predictions and perspectives on the new opportunities open to HIM professionals from some of the leading experts in the industry. Both those within the healthcare industry and those with a cross-industry perspective will provide their unique viewpoints on the ways that HIM professionals can prepare for the new healthcare landscape.

Throughout this series, we’ll feature strategies that health organizations can use to enable their personnel with the skills to drive IG-related programs forward. The series will also highlight some real-world examples of organizations who have successfully undertaken initiatives to expand the HIM and IT roles, advancing the cause of IG professional readiness.

There’s no limit to the opportunity out there for today’s Healthcare Information Management Professional. With an established skillset in health information quality, security, and workflow, the HIM professional has the ability to take the lead in driving IG initiatives in this new information-driven health landscape. Be sure to follow our Healthcare IG Predictions and Perspectives: Professional Readiness series to hear the strategies and tactics that will enable healthcare information manager to be at the forefront of leading the transformation to the new world of Health Information Governance.

Join our Twitter Chat: Healthcare IG Professional Readiness: Predictions and Perspectives #InfoTalk

On July 29th at 10:00am PT/1:00 pm ET, @IronMtnHealth is hosting a Twitter chat using #InfoTalk to further the dialog on Health IG Professional Readiness. If you have been involved in governance-related projects, we’d love to have you join. Topics for the chat include: how your organizations’ IG oversight body is utilizing the principles of IG; the IG disciplines that comprise your job responsibilities, and the tactics you are using to strengthen IG-related skills. Join in to keep the conversation going.

Hear more voices from the thought leaders of the healthcare industry by reading the rest of the blogs in this series: Health IG Professional Readiness.

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Nancy Twombly

Nancy Twombly is a Senior Solution Marketing Manager for Healthcare at Iron Mountain. In this role, Nancy is responsible for the go to market activities for Iron Mountain's portfolio of healthcare solutions. Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Nancy had worked in a variety of product marketing, channel marketing, and product management roles at Pegasystems and HP. Nancy holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.