|Health Information Governance Program: A Review on Components and Principles|
|Reza Rabiei1, Fatemeh Rouzbahani1, Farkhondeh Asadi1, Hamid Moghaddasi1, Hassan Emami1, Forough Rahimi2|
|1Department of Health Information Technology and Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Keywords : Information Governance, Healthcare, Health Information Management
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Objectives: Health information governance program is an extensive organizational framework for information management across its life cycle. This program is important in the form of a strategy for materialization of high quality care for individuals, social health, reduction of costs of care and reliability of health information. Considering the spectrum of this program in pioneering countries, the current review aimed to study health information governance (HIG) program in the selected countries.
Materials and Methods: This review article was conducted in 2017. The search for relevant English language articles was conducted in PubMed, Scopus, Science Direct, Google Scholar, and the websites of relevant organizations such as Info way and AHIMA. The key terms included, but not restricted to, health information governance program, health information management, and health information governance components. Data analysis was performed with respect to the aim of the study.
Results: The components of health information governance program classified into 18 main groups, are the principles of health information governance program that include the following nine dimensions: accountability, goal, transparency, integrity, satisfaction with collection and disclosure, protection, compliance, availability, as well as retention and disposition. Some officials and legal and natural roles are common among the three countries and some others are specific for each country.
Conclusion: Considering the results of the present study, it is suggested that a strong governance structure together with policies and regulations of health information technology should be taken into consideration in establishing a health information governance program. By developing a health information governance program at a national level, new roles are required to ease the implementation of the program.
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