The increased demands for data sharing and interoperability and health information exchange, especially across different provider and practice settings and classification systems, increase reliance on data mapping tools and techniques.
Those who use data maps should understand their role and context, as well as their strengths and weaknesses, to ensure the reliability of the data the maps provide. A new thought leadership paper from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), “Data Mapping and Its Impact on Data Integrity,” offers recommendations to help users think through the risks and unintended consequences of data map use before any projects are planned.
“Data maps are a powerful tool for those who steward health information, but it’s important to use the maps to their best advantage,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, CAE, FAHIMA. “AHIMA is proud to publish this thought leadership paper to advance the industry’s knowledge of data mapping best practices.”
Written by a team of AHIMA volunteers and staff, the paper provides guidance [Read more…]