Information Governance

One of the CHIA Strategic Plan initiatives is Information Governance & Health Informatics: Be recognized as health care experts in Information Governance (IG) and Health Informatics supporting the transformation of data into health intelligence. The CHIA Board of Directors, CHIA Information Governance Committee, and HIM leaders aim to achieve this with the following focused goals:

  1. Advance effective enterprise information management and information governance in health care through training, advocacy and practice-based research.
  2. Collaborate with health industry stakeholders to improve the health information ecosystem.

This webpage serves health information professionals as a resource to IG issues and tools.

IG Resources

CHIA Series: Information Governance At-a-Glance


The CHIA Series: Information Governance At-a-Glance describes the “scalable framework” AHIMA has developed, called the Information Governance Adoption Model as described in AHIMA’s Information Governance Toolkit. This model consists of ten organizational competencies which assist HIM professionals in focusing in on all areas of IG within an organization to implement a program. In this series, each competency is defined and explained for further understanding.

Read the CHIA Series: Information Governance At-a-Glance here to learn more about the competencies.

AHIMA’s IGHealthRate

During AHIMA’s 2017 Convention, it was announced that AHIMA’s Information Governance Adoption Model (IGAM) available via software called IGHealthRate is now available free to qualified organizations.

The IGHealthRate™ maturity assessment provides a structured approach for organizations to utilize as they develop their IG strategic plans and map current state using AHIMA’s IGAM ten organizational competency areas, and is the ONLY IG Maturity Model specifically designed for all types of organizations across the health care ecosystem including providers, payers, business associates and any information intensive organizations.

Organizations that have engaged with the IGAM to advance trusted, accurate, reliable information have seen benefits that include:

  • Cost avoidance,
  • Increased patient safety,
  • Risk avoidance, and
  • More efficient / streamlined business processes.

If your organization is interested in utilizing this free IGHealthRate™ information governance maturity assessment tool please complete the qualification form. The qualification process requires the organization to identify a leader for the IG assessment project and identify an executive sponsor (C-suite preferred) who will champion the assessment and engagement with information governance in the organization. The initial IGHealthRate™ assessment needs to be completed within 60 days of qualification.