Managing the disclosure of protected health information (PHI) is complex for a variety of reasons—the growing
number of disclosure points, steeper penalties for noncompliance and breach, and the rise of patient-generated health data
(PGHD) and telemedicine.
These high-risk factors impact PHI disclosure management and present challenges for health information management (HIM) professionals as they assume leadership roles in enterprise-wide initiatives. Information governance (IG) matters more than ever as an integral part of enterprise-wide PHI disclosure management.
In the following virtual roundtable, three HIM experts offer valuable insights gained from their experiences along the
journey to enterprise-wide PHI disclosure management—common challenges, lessons learned, and successful strategies. The
discussion was moderated by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB, vice president, privacy, compliance and HIM policy at MRO, based in Norristown, PA.