Ann Meehan


Ann Meehan is the Director Information Governance for AHIMA.  Ann has over 30 years experience in healthcare leadership and consulting.  Ann has led business critical initiatives for several large health care organizations including operations, revenue cycle, coding, clinical documentation improvement, decision support, quality, case management, and information technology.  She paved the way to shared coding services and a market HIM infrastructure in one organization.  Under her leadership, she implemented a global strategy for hospital inpatient and outpatient coding. She served as chair of the enterprise level Information Governance Committee for one integrated healthcare system.  Ann has extensive public speaking experience on a wide range of topics including coding training; lessons learned from an EHR implementation; global initiatives; clinical documentation improvement; and information governance.  She holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Health Information Management.


Presentation Details

Governing Your Organization’s Most Valuable Asset – Your Information

Healthcare organizations and stakeholders need the right information at the right time in order to make accurate, timely decisions. Healthcare organizations can no longer assume that its information is trustworthy.  As the most valuable strategic asset that an organization owns, trustworthy information is critical to providing quality, cost-effective care to patients, to making good business decisions, and to being held up as an organization that is at the top of its game. Information governance provides the needed formalized infrastructure around all types of information, in all formats, to ensure standardization and consistency.  During this session, participants will learn the key components of an information governance program and will be provided with tools for making the business case for ensuring that it’s most valuable asset is managed and protected.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of information governance, including the key constructs around IG and why it’s needed
  • Discuss information as a healthcare organization’s most valuable strategic asset, including the impact on quality patient care and reduced costs; continuity of care in an age of expanding technology and patient generated health data; compliance with key healthcare initiatives including payment reform, population health and interoperability; and data analytics for solid decision making
  • Gain key takeaways that will offer guidance in developing a plan for your organization