OrHIMA Webinar – Hot Topics and Current Trends; HIPAA Updates and the 21st Century Cures Act Implements

Join us for the OrHIMA Hot Topics and Current Trends; HIPAA Updates and the 21st Century Cures Act Implements webinar on January 27, 2022, at 12-1 p.m. PST

Presentation Description:

This timely presentation delivers an update about new privacy and security rules, guidance and regulatory changes. These new rules and old rule changes are related to the emanant HIPAA final rule updates and the new ONC Information Blocking and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rules based on the 21st Century Cures Act which has many dimensions that may be addressed depending upon implementation dates and industry trends.

The presentation is intended to impart a large volume of information about the rapidly changing regulatory privacy and security environment in a relatively short timeframe with comprehensive slide content useable by attendees after the presentation as they adopt and train others on these subjects. Mr. McLendon is well known for condensing and simplifying the complex presentation content into easily learnable points with his signature delivery style.

Topics cover things such as how patient access is affected by HIPAA changes, how patients should be educated about Mobile Health Apps, Designated Record Sets and EHI, information blocking exceptions, etc.

The slides themselves will be selected from a larger master set Mr. McLendon maintains to reflect the timing and audience of the presentation. This master set of slides constantly undergoes updates as the rules and guidance change. Any really ‘HOT’ topics that arise after handout submission, as is typical within the fast-changing nature of healthcare privacy and security, will be covered with new slides that are also discussed with an updated slide deck for these additions to be offered to the attendees after the session. For example, OCR has several rules including penalty splitting and Accounting of Disclosures and ONC owes us more enforcement rules for the 21st Century Cures Act. These new rules might drop at any time, if they are released prior to the presentation, they will be addressed within its content.

Mr. McLendon works with many successful privacy and security professionals, including attorneys, on the topics of healthcare regulatory privacy and security which allows him rapid access to the deluge of information that is now typical, as new pressures on privacy and security compliance is being applied in an ever-increasing manner as increasingly records become electronic and health information exchange expands.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Attendees will leave the course understanding;
  • ONC Information Blocking Part 171 and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rules as they apply to Providers, Payers, HIEs and HINs, also other related rule information.
  • The latest HIPAA privacy and security rules and guidance issued by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and increasingly the encroaching Office of the National Coordinator of Healthcare IT (ONC) 21st Century Cures Act rules.
  • McLendon will create a uniquely tailored slide deck for the audience shortly before the presentation so that all of the most up-to-date information on the wide scope of industry privacy topics can be disseminated to the audience.
  • Best practices that are being used to operationally manage privacy and security compliance in light of recent changes.
  • The looming opening of patient information to APIs and interoperability.
  • Operations for OIG-based complaints.
  • Patient education on privacy and security for Mobile Health Apps.
  • Recent examples of privacy, security and breach and 21st Century Cures Act ONC/OIG complaints, hot cases, used to illustrate enforcement focus.

Presentation Outline

  • Recap of the recent OCR guidance and their important topics and areas of focus
  • ONC 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rules
  • Enforcement
  • Details about Implementation of the new rules

Target Audience:

This 45 – 60-minute overview will be of value to anyone responsible or participating in the access, use, or disclosure of patient medical records, billing or other identifiable information or that have responsibility for their organization’s compliance programs.

  • Privacy Officers
  • Security Officers – CISO
  • CTO
  • Compliance Officers
  • HIM Managers
  • HIM staff
  • Privacy analysts
  • Security analysts
  • Practice / Medical Office Managers
  • CIO
  • General Counsel
  • HR staff involved in compliance education
  • Physicians (if in one of the roles above for their practice)

Benefits to the Audience:

  • The session will provide an update on the most recent developments in the regulatory and best practice areas within privacy and security compliance which can result in a lowering of liability for audience members’ organizations as they implement the practices illustrated by Mr. McLendon’s presentation.
  • McLendon understands and does well explaining the interaction of both privacy and security regulations with each other, within covered entities as well as business associates and discusses HIPAA and non-HIPAA requirements and practices for these areas.
  • Information learned from Mr. McLendon’s presentation is augmented by in-depth PowerPoint slides which convey the information in a dense but easily understood format.
  • Real-world examples are used as often as possible to keep the content relevant.

Speaker Bio

Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS
Sr VP Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
CompliancePro Solutions

Kelly McLendon has been an HIM practitioner for over 43 years, possessing not only an HIM credential but also one for privacy and security of electronic healthcare records, a specialization he has held for as long as those concepts have existed.

In 2015 AHIMA awarded him their ‘Innovator’ Triumph award, among numerous major industry other awards over the years. He is a sought-after author and speaker on subjects related to HIPAA and other industry privacy and security topics.

Kelly is a founder of CompliancePro Solutions where he helped design and bring to market a software product called CompliancePro Health, which manages HIPAA and many other areas of compliance.


Through January 27, 2022:

  • OrHIMA Member: $0
  • Non-Member: $15

After January 27, 2022:

  • OrHIMA Member: $10
  • Non-Member: $15

CE Hours:

1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security