The Role of HIM Professionals in Privacy and Security

Ensuring the privacy and security of a patient’s personally identifiable and protected health information is a critically important obligation for Health Information Management (HIM) professionals.  HIM professionals are on the front lines maintaining the privacy and security of patient information and often leading their facility’s efforts to assure that all staff who come in contact with protected health information are fully trained.

This effort grows in complexity as information becomes more portable in electronic health record systems. The constantly changing legislative and regulatory environment means HIM professionals must continually keep up to date on this critical responsibility.

The HIPAA Privacy and Security: Workforce Training for Business Associates course is designed to educate Business Associates on specifics of HIPAA privacy and security requirements for all parties handling patient health information.  This course helps you to ensure that a patient’s health information remains confidential by reviewing important points and best practices necessary for compliance.

HIPAA Privacy and Security: Workforce Training for Providers of Healthcare Services surveys the privacy and security regulations, and presents the basics of HIPAA in an engaging, interactive format. The course also addresses the most recent breach notification requirements, along with real life examples of HIPAA violations.

The Certified Meaningful Use Professional (CMUP)  course offers comprehensive training, including in requirements for both Stage 1 and Stage 2. The program describes requirements for Clinical Quality Measures, the differences between the Medicare and Medicaid programs, HIPAA and Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange and interoperability, and strategies for adoption.