Accenture Information Governance Framework to Guide E-Health Investments & Strategy

RESTON, VA; Aug. 12, 2010 – According to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN), healthcare organizations planning large investments in e-health solutions face challenges in five interrelated disciplines of information governance – data privacy, confidentiality, security, quality and integrity.

The report, Information Governance: The Foundation for Effective e-Health, details and explores specific targets for the five disciplines and provides an actionable framework that healthcare organizations, such as care providers, insurers, and public health organizations can use to perform a high-level assessment of their current information management situation, challenges and opportunities. The objective is to ensure investments in e-health are supporting strategic goals of increasing efficiency and reducing costs, reducing errors, and improving patient outcomes. The target areas for evaluation explained in the report are: Read more