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The Chicago-based American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), is sponsoring a 14-city two-day program designed to educate the health care community on the practical measures needed to be in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 privacy rule.
The program, "Getting Practical with Privacy," will look at the individual mandates and provide practical solutions on how to implement the HIPAA directives into daily organizational operations.
Seminar dates and locations include: Oct. 18-19, 2001, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL; Oct. 25-26, 2001 Holiday Inn O’Hare, Chicago; Nov. 5-6, 2001, Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center, Seattle; Nov. 12-13, 2001, Hilton Philadelphia, Cherry Hill, NJ; Nov. 15-16, 2001, Inverness Hotel and Golf Club, Denver; Jan. 17-18, 2002, Sheraton Gateway Hotel, San Francisco International Airport; Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2002, Holiday Inn Select, New Orleans; Feb. 14-15, 2002, Marriott Las Colinas, Dallas; Feb. 21-22, 2002, Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel, Nashville, TN.
March 7-8, 2002, Stardust Resort, Las Vegas; March 21-22, 2002, Millennium Hotel, St. Louis; April 11-12, 2002, Tremont Hotel, Boston; April 30-May 1, 2002, Hilton Scottsdale (AZ) Resort & Villas; May 13-14, 2002, Holiday Inn Fairlane, Detroit.
HIPAA expert Jill Callahan Dennis, JD, RHIA, will lead each session, and alternating with her will be Michelle Dougherty, RHIA, AHIMA professional practice manager; Gwen Hughes, RHIA, AHIMA professional practice manager; and Harry Rhodes, MBA, RHIA, director of HIM products and services at AHIMA.
The cost for the two-day seminar is $185 for AHIMA members and $225 for nonmembers. For additional information, visit www.ahima.org privacy or contact AHIMA at (312) 233-1100.
In other news, AHIMA will host its 73rd Annual Convention and Exhibit Oct. 13-18 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. "Return on Information" will provide information on topics ranging from HIPAA and data quality management to compliance and security.
Information about convention activities, registration forms, and discounted hotel and travel rates is available on AHIMA’s web site at www.ahima.org/convention.