What is special about Health Information Management & HIPAA?
Health Information Management (HIM) professionals are in a very special situation regarding HIPAA because they are responsible for the management and protection of most protected health information (PHI). Consequently, they are often asked to decide who has access to PHI within and without the organization. In addition, they are responsible for the processing of outside requests for records from patients, family, local authorities and legal entities. It is in the best interest of an organization to train all HIM professionals.