Precyse Releases New HIM Innovation Community White Paper at HIMSS 2013

Group of HIM thought leaders from more than 30 top healthcare institutions share insights
Wayne, PA and Alpharetta, GA Feb 28, 2013 — Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) technologies and services, will release a new white paper from the HIM Innovation Community at the HIMSS 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition March 3-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans (Booth #4369). Titled “Health Information Management in 2016: Guiding Principles and a Governance Framework for a Digital Age,” the white paper is authored by Linda L. Kloss, RHIA, Kloss Strategic Advisors, Ltd., former CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and one of Modern Healthcare’s top 25 Women in Healthcare, in collaboration with Precyse thought leaders and HIM professionals from 30 top healthcare institutions in North America.
Precyse convened the HIM Innovation Community in 2011 to consider how health information management is changing and to share learning about how to facilitate positive change. The Community explores trends and their impact on information management and considers future
scenarios for HIM practice based on assumptions regarding the pace and sequence of change and the impact of technology on these changes.
The HIM Innovation Community’s new white paper is a sequel to the white paper the group released in 2012, titled “Health Information Management in 2016: The HIM Industry’s Transformative Journey to Enterprise Information Management – What Does the HIM Department of the Future Look Like?” This first paper examined future scenarios for HIM and laid out a draft framework for enterprise information management. Now in its second year, the HIM Innovation Community continues this discussion with its second paper, which sets forth guiding principles for information management and a plan of action for putting them to use to drive transformational change in healthcare.
“The healthcare industry’s transition to e-information management is occurring at accelerating speed. Policies, standards and best information management practices lag behind technology, compromising the value of information assets,” said Kloss. “The HIM Innovation Community is committed to accelerating learning and adoption of sound and reliable management and governance practices. Members of the community and their organizations are figuring it out dayby-day. The collaborative work of the community is capturing these lessons and creating a new body of knowledge.”
“I truly appreciate the opportunity to participate in this group and hear the best leaders discussing key strategies for the future,” said Dee Garcia, RHIT, CCS, HIM Director of Coding, PeaceHealth, and a member of the HIM Innovation Community. “The group includes such great minds and engaging topics; I applaud what Precyse is doing here.”
“Precyse is honored to be the sponsor of the HIM Innovation Community,” said Chris Powell, President, Precyse. “As the healthcare industry continues to evolve and face the challenges of government regulations, the transition to ICD-10 and the demand for meaningful use of healthcare data, it is vital that the HIM industry provide the people, processes and technology to meet these challenges. The HIM Innovation Community brings together the best and brightest thought leaders in the HIM industry, collaborating to share information and best practices.”
Other Precyse Highlights at HIMSS 2013
• Sponsorships – Precyse is once again a Gold Sponsor of HIMSS, and will also sponsor the HIMSS ICD-10 Symposium and the HIMSS ICD-10 Knowledge Center.
• PrecyseCode™ and precyseCDI™ – Precyse will showcase precyseCode and precyseCDI, the only single, integrated platform enabling both inpatient and outpatient computer assisted coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI).
• Precyse University – Visitors to Precyse’s booth will have the opportunity to get more information about Precyse University, the most innovative and complete on-site, online and mobile healthcare education solution that is revolutionizing the way that healthcare professionals learn.