From encoders to electronic health records (EHRs), health information management (HIM) professionals are often tasked with enterprise-wide project management including new technologies, changing workflows, and centralized operations. Information technology (IT) system implementations and enterprise-wide HIM standardization initiatives are two of the most common examples.
These massive projects require strong HIM skills, expanded partnerships, and greater collaboration among vendors, HIM,
IT, and others. Though HIM professionals have always managed projects, enterprise-wide endeavors raise the bar for communication, organization, and leadership. HIM professionals have unique abilities to manage enterprise-wide projects.
With leadership skills, specialized education, and peer-to-peer relationships, HIM is perfectly positioned to promote collaboration among all stakeholders, secure executive support, ensure timelines are met, and cover every detail of an enterprise-wide initiative. Equally important, HIM professionals can help team members solve problems, achieve their goals, and enjoy the journey.
In this virtual roundtable, three HIM experts discuss how to map out enterprise-wide projects, meet milestones, and resolve
common challenges. The discussion was moderated by Angela Rose, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA, director of client relations
and account management at MRO, a health information disclosure management company, based in Norristown, PA.