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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.

Compliance Guidance on Information Blocking: Health Information Sharing is the Goal

NEW Workshop Series

Compliance Guidance on Information Blocking: Health Information Sharing is the Goal

AHIMA has organized a virtual workshop series, in partnership with The Sequoia Project, to provide an overview of information blocking regulations, how organizations are achieving compliance using information sharing tools, and exceptions under the Cures Act Final Rule. 

  1. Information Blocking Overview | LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | February 2, 2023 | 1 CEU
  2. Moving Toward Information Sharing | LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | February 16, 2023 | 1 CEU
  3. Special Circumstances | LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | March 2, 2023 | 1 CEU
  4. Office Hours | LIVE VIRTUAL MEETING | March 9, 2023 (Available with Bundle Purchase Only)


Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Certificate

Developed in partnership with Health I-SAC, this certificate is tailored specifically to help healthcare leaders to build a resilient and knowledgeable cybersecurity workforce in their organization. This five-hour course can help provide your team with the expertise needed to secure your digital infrastructure, protect patient data, and maintain the trust your organization has worked tirelessly to establish.


5 CEUs

Introduction to HIPAA Privacy and Security

This course addresses the extensive need for health information professionals to become well versed in the fundamentals of HIPAA. 

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.

Third Edition

Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management

Health law is a complex and rapidly-changing topic, and students studying health information management (HIM) or health informatics require the most current information to be prepared to achieve legal compliance in a professional context.

December 5, 2023 | 12 p.m. CT | Webinar

Protecting Your Healthcare Data: Uncovering Vendor Cybersecurity Threats

With cybersecurity threats on the rise, healthcare data security is a top priority. Join our Dec 5 webinar featuring AMN Healthcare's Information Security Director and explore hidden vendor cybersecurity risks, delve into the evolving healthcare landscape, witness case studies on trust, and learn about the impact on HIM & CDI professionals. Don't miss out on your chance to gain insights that could help safeguard your private healthcare data.

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 this Available On-Demand 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

5 Webinars | 5 CEUs Total

Privacy & Security Webinar Series: The HIPAA Security Rule

This Available On-Demand series will enable health information professionals to learn more about the Security Rule. These presentations are a great first step to ultimately achieve the Certified Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS®) credential.

5 Webinars | 5 CEUs Total

Webinar Series: An Introduction to Privacy & Security in HIM

This Available On-Demand series will enable health information professionals to learn more about privacy and security in HIM. These courses are a great first step to ultimately achieve the Certified Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS®) credential.

Insights Brief

How to Improve Payment Integrity with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Uncover key findings that highlight the transformative impact of AI and ML on revenue cycle management. Learn how to align these technologies with your organizational goals to streamline reimbursement processes.

Sponsored Content


Designing a Trusted Framework for the Application of AI in Health Care

This white paper summarizes the Convener discussion, which focused primarily on data privacy and security, regulation, liability allocation, intellectual property, and contracting challenges, and how these issues affect the development of a trusted framework for using AI in health care.


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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