eLearning Program: Health Record Confidentiality & Release of Information

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August 31, 2020

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Intro

The traditional Health Record Confidentiality & Release of Information face-to-face seminar has been transformed into an eLearning Program. CHIA is pleased to offer a new flexible approach that includes all of the content presented during the original seminar and more! The eLearning Program is presented by practicing HIM professionals who describe Federal and California regulations that govern the confidentiality and release of patient health information.

Designed for flexible access anytime, anywhere. Ensure your knowledge is up-to-date with this flexible learning offering. 

This innovative learning methodology consistsĀ of:
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Five ROI-related eLearning Modules

Module 1: Introduction to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA)
A historical overview of the privacy, security and confidentiality rules and how they apply to health care organizations; the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and associated Breach Notification Rules; the HIPAA Omnibus Rule; a brief overview of Patient Rights under HIPAA and California Laws and a general overview of reporting and disclosure requirements will be summarized.

Module 2: Practical Applications of HIPAA and CMIA in Use and Disclosure
An overview of practical applications in the use and disclosure of protected health information will be discussed. Topics include general medical record definitions, the Privacy Rule, general release of patient information, use or disclosure requiring an authorization and use or disclosure not requiring an authorization.

Module 3: Patient Access Requirements, Patient Portals 
An update on a patient’s right to access health information which is regulated by both federal and state law will be shared. Types of access, exceptions to the right of access, access by minors, denial of access, amendments, patient directed access, third party requests for records, and patient portals will be described.

Module 4: Subpoenas, Attorney Requests for Medical Information, Law Enforcement Requests, e-Discovery, Metadata, Custodian of Records 
A review of the process for accepting and responding to subpoenas will be provided. A discussion of the HIPAA patient notification and CMIA notice to consumer requirements will be described. Also covered during this session is information regarding attorney requests for medical information, law enforcement requests, and e-Discovery. Metadata will be defined, and examples will be provided. The concept of a “Custodian of Records” will also be reviewed.

Module 5: Substance Use Disorder & Mental Health Records, HIV Reporting
A review of the federal and state regulations covering release of records for patients with substance abuse and psychiatric illnesses will be provided. The HIPAA regulations and Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act will be reviewed. Also included will be discussion regarding disclosure of HIV test results.


Meet the Presenters
Kristin Bumroongchart, MPH, RHIA, CHPS
Manager, Health Information Management, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

Kristin Bumroongchart has worked in the HIM field for almost 25 years, primarily focused on health information technology, release of information, and ambulatory care. Her areas of responsibility include oversight of release of information for four acute care and three specialty care hospitals in addition to HIM operations at a 600+ provider multi-specialty medical group. She has a master’s in public health, with an emphasis in health management and policy, and is passionate about creating meaningful and positive health care experiences.

Wanda Ziemba, EJD, MFA, RHIT, CCS, CHC, CHCO/CHCC, CPC
Healthcare Compliance Consultant and Educator  

Wanda Ziemba has been involved in the health care arena for over 30 years and is currently the HIT Program Director at City College of San Francisco and teaches HIM courses at Santa Barbara City College. She graduated from Concord Law School in December 2010, receiving an Executive Juris Doctorate in Health Law. She has extensive legal training in health care issues and experience serving as a liaison between health care organizations and regulatory bodies, which provided her with a sound foundation for negotiating complex health care delivery and reimbursement issues. 

Webinar On Demand: Confidentiality and Release of Information: COVID-19 and Other Hot Topics

Webinar On Demand: Confidentiality and Release of Information: COVID-19 and Other Hot Topics
Recorded on April 29, 2020
A panel of health information professionals will describe operational challenges and best practices identified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hot topics include disaster preparedness for HIM professionals, transitioning to a remote workforce, patient access requests for test results, handling subpoenas (when social distancing methods are put in place), patient portals, workflow challenges, and more. 

Question and Answer Forum - Bonus Content
Due to the exceptionally rich content offered during this webinar, the time required to answer questions submitted by participants exceeded the time available for the program. In response, webinar panelists graciously agreed to provide answers to all questions in a recorded Question and Answer Forum.    

Webinar on Demand can be purchased separately in the CHIA Store


Meet the Panelists
Guadalupe “Lupe” Avila
Manager, Release of Information, UCLA Medical Center

Guadalupe “Lupe” Avila has been an integral member of the HIMS department for over sixteen years, having worked in various positions including data integrity, HIMS operations where she addressed eMPI, patient amendment requests and record storage and management functions and most recently as manager of release of information. Lupe has a bachelor’s in degree sociology and is completing her health information management course work in order to sit for the RHIT certification.

Kristin Bumroongchart, MPH, RHIA, CHPS
Manager, Health Information Management, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

Kristin Bumroongchart has worked in the HIM field for almost 25 years, primarily focused on health information technology, release of information, and ambulatory care. Her areas of responsibility include oversight of release of information for four acute care and three specialty care hospitals in addition to HIM operations at a 600+ provider multi-specialty medical group. She has a master’s in public health, with an emphasis in health management and policy, and is passionate about creating meaningful and positive health care experiences.

Diane Premeau, MBA, RHIA, CHP
Director, Health Information Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Director, CHIA Board of Directors

Diane is an HIM professional with over 20 years of experience and has worked in a variety of health care industries including acute, long term and mental health. She has been a consultant in some interesting environments including prisons, jails, rehabilitation hospitals, multi-campus systems, and continues as a federal court appointed medical record expert. Diane has an MBA from Stephens College in Columbia Missouri and bachelor degrees in psychology and sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Vivian Thomas, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CDIP, CPHQ, CPHIMS
HFE/Medical Record Consultant, California Department of Public Health
Director, CHIA Board of Directors

Vivian Thomas travels the state to validate state and federal regulation compliance of licensed health facilities. A UCLA School of Public Health graduate, Vivian has worked as a HIM director in hospitals, quality assurance expert, consultant to health networks, and HIT program instructor. She also took career turns as a customer service manager for a major airline and as a mortgage lending manager for a national credit union. She was chosen California Department of Public Health P.H.A.M.E. awardee in leadership in 2018 and is thrilled to serve as a CHIA Board of Director in 2019-2021.