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Improving Data Integrity and Quality through Robust Data Governance
Join AHIMA and Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) for a Fireside Chat

Data governance is essential. As healthcare organizations continue to struggle to manage huge volumes of data, lack of standardization and poor data quality impedes timely and accurate billing and reimbursement and the provision of safe, effective patient care. Real-time actionable data requires a robust governance structure to oversee the entire data lifecycle. Join us to examine the role of enhanced data governance in ensuring data integrity and quality. We will also examine best practices in healthcare data governance structure and framework to ensure it meets the current and future needs of the organization.

You will learn how organizations are currently tackling data quality challenges and which solutions may be more effective, the impact of imprecise coding on revenue cycle management, and best practices in healthcare data structure and framework.

Feb 1, 2023 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Practice Director of Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use @AHIMA
In her role, Patty Buttner provides professional practice expertise to AHIMA members. She provides technical reviews on AHIMA products and serves as an author and contributor to content related to health informatics, data analytics, coding and clinical documentation integrity (CDI). In addition, Ms. Buttner has served as faculty for face-to-face and virtual workshops and meetings.
Rajiv Haravu
Vice President of Product Strategy @Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO)
Rajiv is the VP, Product Strategy at Intelligent Medical Objects. His responsibilities include providing strategic direction to product development teams to build new and innovative data management products. He advises the executive leadership at IMO on emerging market trends and on opportunities for inorganic growth via recommendations for partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions. Rajiv’s professional career has spanned a wide range of roles in healthcare IT. It began with building HIE’s (health information exchange) in Vermont and Delaware. It later expanded to implementing NIH funded research informatics projects aimed at furthering cancer research and with additional product leadership roles in the medical device and healthcare analytics industry segments. His current professional interests are centered around product innovation, to help address the data quality problem in healthcare.
Kristen Dubesky, MS, FACHE
Chief Analytics Officer @Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
As Chief Analytics Officer with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Kristen Dubesky is responsible for utilizing enterprise information assets and data insights that drive strategic and operational business opportunities. Kristen oversees the Enterprise Data Warehouse and leads the integration of all types of data (financial, clinical, claims, patient satisfaction, human resources, publicly available, and benchmarks). She works closely with operational, service line, and physician leaders in the effective use of data and analytics to drive outcomes.
Kathy Westhafer, RHIA, CHPS
Director of Data Governance @ChristianaCare
Kathy J. Westhafer is currently the Director of Data Governance for ChristianaCare located in Wilmington, Delaware. In this role, she is responsible for oversight and coordination of all data governance activities within the organization. Over her career she has a variety of other leadership roles including Corporate Director, Health Information Management Services, Program Manager for Clinical Information Access and Manager, Enterprise Data Management.
Kimberlee Jackson, MPH, RHIA
Data Governance and Stewardship Manager @Edward-Elmhurst Health
Kim Jackson is the Data Governance and Stewardship Manager at Edward-Elmhurst Health, a large integrated health system in Illinois that includes three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations. In this role, she is responsible for enhancing data literacy and improving data management practices for the enterprise. For 18 years, Kim has worked in healthcare software and analytics with a focus on developing best practices around software solutions and user adoption.