Transformational Health Information Strategies:Reduce Costs And Risks, While Enabling Information Governance
Navigating The Complexity Of Today’s Healthcare Landscape
Business As Usual Is No Longer An Option
The seismic shifts across the current healthcare industry are causing significant disruption. In today’sincreasingly complex healthcare landscape,
you’re faced with an ever-growing volume and variety of information distributed across
multiple locations, making it difficult to find and even harder to share.
And as the industry shifts from a fee-for-service to a value-based payment model,
you need to evaluate ways to reduce costs and increase revenues while managing this information deluge. Furthermore, you need to:
Achieve Meaningful Use Objectives
The transition from a paper-to a digital-based world can
ultimately improve the performance of your health system
with insights gained from clinical, operational and research
data. Yet the strategies and tactics needed for Meaningful
Use program implementation require ongoing investments
in an era of scarce resources.
Gain Efficiencies During Mergers And Acquisitions
The distributed nature of your health system creates diverse processes and policies.
This is magnified during periods of mergers and acquisitions, causing multiple departmental ‘silos’ – each
utilizing its own records and information management (RIM) processes. The inefficiencies of this distributed model
impact your ability to deliver quality care and put you at risk of audits and
Address Exponential Information Growth
In addition to paper and digital records, new data types such as genomics, digital pathology, biomedical sensors and proteomics
are causing an information proliferation that is driving up your storage costs and consuming your resources.
If you continue to treat this information as active and store it onsite, these costs
will continue to rise.
“The average cost
of a data breach
- Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy
& Security of Healthcare Data:
Ponemon Institute 2015
Ensure Protection Of Patient Information
As information use rises, you become more vulnerable to cyber attacks and potential breaches,
putting you at risk of fines and impact to your brand. And, with the cost and frequency of
breaches increasing, you need to make sure your information
is secure and protected.
Manage Your Information:Don’t Let It Manage You
The Need For Enterprise-Wide Information Governance
In this era of complex health delivery and payment reform - with
frequent regulatory changes, concern for patient safety and quality and
demands for greater transparency - you need new strategies to help
impact your long-term success. Effective governance and management
of information throughout its lifecycle is a fundamental means to achieve
65% of today’s health
the need to formalize IG
practices, but only 43%
have initiated an IG program.
– 2014 IG in Healthcare Benchmarking White Paper
Cohasset | AHIMA
Optimize Information Value
By establishing consistent Information Governance (IG) policies across
your health system, you can enable compliance and minimize resources
required by your Health Information Management and IT departments.
These policies can optimize information value and limit risk at every stage:
from the initial creation of records and information; throughout their
active life; and at end-of-life through secure destruction.
Align With Your Strategic Goals
As part of your strategy, it is essential to treat your information as a
strategic asset. In order to augment information value and safeguard
against poor data quality, security breaches and other risks, you need
to formalize your organization’s information policy framework and
ensure that it is implemented across multiple functions, applications
and departments. Once this is complete, you can align these policies with
your organization’s strategic goals to achieve true enterprise-wide
We serve more than 2,000 hospitals and 45,000 healthcare accounts, providing you with a customized approach to meet
your unique needs.
Iron Mountain:Your Trusted Partner In Information Management
At Iron Mountain, we understand that our most valuable asset is your trust. You can rely on us to store and protect your critical records and information. Our responsibility begins when you entrust your patient records and other critical information to us, and doesn’t end until we either return the assets or
securely destroy them. That’s why we have earned the trust of more than 95% of Fortune 1000 organizations and have maintained our leadership in the industry for more than 60 years.
Earning Your Confidence Every Day
Regardless of the assets stored, our commitment to you is the same: to handle your clinical and business records
as if they were our own and to earn your confidence every day. With thousands of local facilities and the resources
of a global organization, we deliver quick turnaround on your information requests and a consistent program across
your health system.
Securing Your Information
We also understand that your first and most fundamental expectation is that your information is securely protected and preserved. Our approach to security goes beyond standard network controls, background checks and fence heights, and employs a holistic strategy based on three core principles:
Total organizational commitment with a corporate culture for security that is universally understood and upheld. With a board-level committee focused exclusively on the safety, security and risk of our assets, you can be confident with the information entrusted
to our care.
The desire and resources for improvement: Security isn’t a destination; it’s a never-ending process of setting safeguards, testing their effectiveness and continually making improvements. In order to ensure the security of your assets and information, we provide a series of
tightly-linked safeguards and a chain of custody.
Expertise and experience: You trust that your assets and information will be available when you need them, whether for clinical use or to enable you to recover in
the event of disaster. With more than 100 dedicated security professionals focused on ensuring the security
of your information, we have been recognized by Security Magazine as one of the top 500 most secure companies every year since 2008.
And, with our dedicated team of healthcare-focused professionals, we understand the unique needs of the healthcare industry. We offer 24/7/365 customer support and employ specialized personnel with credentials that include PMP, BPMP, ITIL, CDIA+ and RHIA/RHIT