Updated Practice Briefs, January 2011
Several newly updated practice briefs are available in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge:
- “The Role of the Personal Health Record in the EHR (Updated)” provides an overview of AHIMA’s PHR initiatives and the current PHR landscape in the healthcare industry.
- “HIPAA Privacy and Security Training (Updated)” offers guidelines to covered entities to aid in the implementation of the training standards required by HIPAA and HITECH.
- “HIPAA Security Overview (Updated)” provides a succinct overview of the security rule, along with some of the background and basic concepts needed to understand it. It also outlines some of the skills HIM professionals possess that may aid in maintaining compliance with the security rule in their organizations.
- “Fundamentals for Building a Master Patient Index/Enterprise Master Patient Index (Updated)” identifies fundamental components of building accurate MPIs and EMPIs and best practices for maintaining them.