Chapter 2

Information Governance: Key Concepts and Definitions

Many healthcare professionals are somewhat confused about the definition of information governance (IG). IG has suffered through dozens of definitions, some that are incorrect and some fabulously verbose, causing IG to become a foggy and often misunderstood concept.

This chapter will simplify the definitions, concepts, and core strategies so that they are clear and actionable for healthcare professionals.

According to the Sedona Conference, information governance is about minimizing information risks and costs and maximizing information value. 1 This is a compact way to convey the key aims of IG programs, and it is what should be emphasized when the merits of an IG program are ...

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