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.
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 | 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.
1 hour | 1 CEU
Blockchain in Healthcare: Beyond the Hype to Better Health
Learn how Blockchain can be useful in enhancing three key areas of EHR systems; (1) immutability to enhance file integrity; (2) cybersecurity to enhance management of data access; and (3) interoperability enhancing collaborative version control.
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.