This month, Smith Moore Leatherwood will be represented at The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Privacy and Security Institute in San Diego. On Saturday, September 27 Barry Herrin will lead a discussion entitled, “Breaches, Breaches, and More Breaches”. This session will discuss real-life cases of all types and sizes and provide you with tips and guidance to help ensure breach requirements are met. Trish Markus will follow on Sunday, September 28 with the topic, “Preparing for a Meaningful Use Audit: Save Your Receipts”. Since Meaningful Use Fraud has become more and more prevalent, this session is designed to prepare you for a CMS audit.
The objective of this institute is to emphasis the importance of privacy and security principles permeating all aspects of the healthcare industry where health information exists. There is an increasing demand for staying abreast of security issues of healthcare reform, advances in technology, and workflow accommodations with the complexities of regulatory disparity and laws such as HIPAA and the Final HITECH Omnibus Rules.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is a professional organization dedicated to helping health care professionals manage personal health information. They strive to assist health care professionals in their efforts to provide quality health care to the public. The organization is based in Chicago and currently has more than 57,000 members and 52 affiliated state associations. Members receive the benefit of access to professional resources, continuing education programs and certification credentials.
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