Iron Mountain’s Healthcare Information Governance (HCIG) framework offers a comprehensive and flexible approach to Information Governance (IG) to cost-effectively:
- govern all types of information, independent of format/location, in a consistent and coordinated manner
- secure information across its lifecycle and your ecosystem, including Data and IT Governance
- address data privacy and integrity, mitigating risks of breach
Iron Mountain HealthCare Information Governance (HCIG) — How It Works
HCIG is an organization-wide framework for managing and leveraging information as a strategic asset through its lifecycle in order to support strategy, regulatory, legal, risk and environment requirements. It’s compromised of 10 organizational competencies and 85+ indicators critical in understanding and advancing your IG maturity across your healthcare organization ecosystem.
Leveraging the HCIG Framework
Using IGHealthRate™, the industry’s only purpose-built assessment and measurement platform for IG adoption and maturity, you can map your current IG practices, processes and polices against the HCIG framework to assess and evaluate how information is created, used, managed and secured across your organization. You’ll gain greater insight into your current capabilities and establish a baseline for pursuing and measuring meaningful improvement.
Why Information Governance for US Healthcare?
US Healthcare organizations are at a pivotal transition point with digital health adoption. The volume of records and information — and the formats in which they are stored — have grown dramatically. As a result, storage costs have increased, access and retrieval times have gotten longer, care across the healthcare ecosystem has become siloed and the risk of noncompliance with both internal policies and external regulations has grown greater.
At the same time, shrinking budgets, greater demand on metrics and targets, data science and artificial intelligence initiatives and laws such as HIPAA and MACRA have only exacerbated the problem. Still, the demand to provide critical care exists. US Healthcare organizations have no choice but to do more with less.
To solve these challenges and achieve greater efficiencies and cost-savings, US Healthcare organizations should assess their processes and practices in information management, both in regards to physical and digital records, against a strategic Information Governance adoption model (HCIG).