Release of Information Resources
Releasing health information to other healthcare providers and authorized users is a core, yet necessary function when managing health information. To the untrained eye, disclosing personal health information (PHI) may appear to be a simple task. However, closer analysis of the process reveals that many laws, regulations, policies and procedures must be addressed to ensure that release of information (ROI) is timely, accurate, complete and confidential.
It is the responsibility of the HIM Professional to effectively and efficiently manage and maintain the overall processes involved in the release of PHI. For example, one of the many essential processes in managing ROI is identifying the location of the components that define the legal medical record and designated record set to ensure the right information is released. Additionally, policies and procedures on access, disclosure, and printing need to be created, implemented, reviewed and maintained. HIM professionals possess the required skill set and expertise needed to ensure that PHI is available to the right people at the right time. Books
AHIMA Press publications deliver a broad spectrum of the most authoritative, reliable, and up-to-date reference materials for release of information practices.
- Release of Information Publication
AHIMA’s Web-based training program allows you to further your HIM knowledge and increase your proficiency via the Internet.
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AHIMA Audio Seminars
Access a wide array of webinars for effective release of information practices. Each of these 90-minute webinars is led by experts in their field.
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AHIMA Practice Briefs and Articles
We offer guidance in best practices to AHIMA members and the healthcare industry as a resource for release of information practices.
AHIMA HIM Body of Knowledge (BoK)
Communities Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Visit the BoK to search the full online library of resources. The BoK is designed to enable HIM professionals to easily access the information needed to be successful professionals. Anchored by AHIMA-owned content and complemented by links to public material, the Body of Knowledge encompasses the theory and practice of HIM.
In the AHIMA BoK, you can conduct your own searches or view articles, practice briefs, and other published materials specifically related to a topic. The AHIMA BoK contains a wealth of information on release of information issues. Some content is restricted to use by AHIMA members; selected content is made available to the healthcare industry at large. Here are links to a compilation of materials:
Communities of Practice (CoP)
AHIMA Communities of Practice (CoP) is an amazing online tool our members use to reach out to each other to network, share, problem solve, and stay informed on the latest trends in all HIM related topics. AHIMA has CoPs related to release of information, including the following:
- Release of Information Legal
This growing professional network provides answers, support,m and career advice using the latest technology. As a member of AHIMA, you may access the CoP by logging into myAHIMA. If you are not a member join now and take advantage of the CoP, and join the communities that best fit your needs.External Resources
In addition, there are many external resources available for release of information topics.