HIM New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

We may be into the first week of February; however, in my opinion, it’s never too late to make a New Year’s resolution. Many HIM professionals have their sights set on information governance. Such a program lays the foundation for critical data analysis and other process improvement initiatives. Other resolutions that come to mind include:

*Building better relationships with physician practices (particularly in light of bundled payments, ACOs, and greater overall integration of care)

*Setting and defining more accurate coding productivity and quality standards in light of ICD-10

*Identifying ways in which to engage patients in web/EMR portals

What’s your New Year’s resolution, and what do you hope for the year ahead?