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Ensuring the privacy, security, and confidentiality of health information has been a fundamental principle for the health information (HI) profession throughout its history. HI professionals continue to face the challenge of maintaining the privacy and security of patient information, an effort that grows in complexity as information becomes more and more distributed in electronic systems.

The challenge of this responsibility has also increased due to the constantly changing legislative and regulatory environment. HI professionals are now charged with understanding how regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) impact privacy and security.

Training and Resources

Ensuring the privacy, security, and confidentiality of personal health information is no easy feat. As the complexity of information grows and becomes more widely distributed across all media, so must the skills and responsibilities of healthcare professionals.

If you are committed to ensuring privacy and security programs adhere to compliance and regulatory requirements from creation to implementation, review AHIMA’s privacy and security product offerings including our Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS®) credential.

Hardcover | First Edition

Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) Exam Preparation

Prepare to sit for the CHPS examination with this book of practice exams covering all four CHPS domains.

EBook | Second Edition

HIPAA by Example

This book provides examples of expert reasoning on how the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules can be applied correctly under various real-life scenarios.

Hardcover | Second Edition

Introduction to Health Information Privacy and Security

Get an overview of health information privacy and security principles and practices by outlining the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, relevant portions of the HITECH Act, and other laws and organizations that regulate health information.

3 webinars | 3 CEUs total

The Nuances of Health Information and Telehealth: 3 Perspectives

Build your knowledge of telehealth services and understand how this growing service impacts the healthcare industry. Join us for a webinar series to explore:

• Benefits and Challenges of Telehealth in Ambulatory Care
• Cybersecurity & Compliance for Telehealth: A Guide for Secure Patient Encounters
• Revenue Recognition in Telehealth Best Practices

White Paper

Information Sharing Best Practices

Developed in partnership between the Health-ISAC and the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, this workable white paper is designed for healthcare organizations to download and adjust into their individual environments. 

Practice Briefs (Members only)

Learn best practices for topics such as denials prevention and management as well as the art and science of CDI. 

Toolkits (Members only)

Be prepared to handle any situation in the workplace with toolkits covering topics such as disaster planning, breach management, and telemedicine. 

Explore Privacy and Security

Watch this video for an overview of privacy and security (1:22).

January 6, 2021

Watch List: 2021 Privacy and Security Trends

This presentation recaps 2020 privacy and security trends affecting the HIM industry. The session also focuses on the outlook for HIM in 2021 and how to prepare for the future.

January 4, 2021

There’s an API for That

The Cures Act gives patients unprecedented power over their own health data. HIM professionals will play a big part in helping consumers wield it responsibly and securely.

January 4, 2021

Four Reasons to Recapture Compliance in 2021

Why the pandemic shouldn’t stop providers from focusing on critical security and compliance gaps.

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