HealthPort Launches HIPAA News and Updates Blog in Support of Health Information Privacy and Security Week

Privacy and Security Educational Resource for the healthcare community

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthPort, a top-25 company in the health information technology industry, today announced, in support of the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) 7th annual Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) week, April 11-17, 2010, it is launching a new Web page and blog devoted exclusively to HIPAA news and updates.

Authored by Jan McDavid, HealthPort’s resident HIPAA expert, General Counsel and Compliance Officer, the HIPAA blog comprises news, tips and updates for the healthcare community and will serve as an educational resource surrounding privacy and security issues, a direct correlation to AHIMA’s HIPS Week 2010 theme, “United In A Mission, To Protect Information.”

“Since HealthPort’s inception over three decades ago, we’ve been a firm advocate for the timely, accurate and secure transfer of health information,” said Mike Labedz, President and CEO, HealthPort. “We recognize that confidentiality, privacy and security are essential components of the work our health information management partners do and, as the founder of the release of information industry, our commitment to privacy and security remains embedded in the service, technology and value-adds we offer the healthcare community.”

HealthPort’s in-house legal counsel serve as thought leaders on HIPAA compliance, and take a hands-on approach to ensure that the company remains on the cutting edge of security rules and regulations. “This year’s HIPS week theme resonates in everything we do in partnership with our customers to maintain the integrity of health information,” said Jan McDavid, General Counsel and Compliance Officer, HealthPort. “As a company, we’ve always supported all aspects of health information safety, which is why, in recognition of AHIMA’s HIPS week, we are launching our blog as a tool to provide our audience with key, relevant information about HIPAA.”

For the latest HIPAA information, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders can access HealthPort’s blog at www.healthport.com/HIPAA and register to receive instant blog posts directly in their email inbox.

About HealthPort

HealthPort is the largest provider of release of information and the premiere choice for health information technology. With a comprehensive selection of affordable, quality health information solutions, HealthPort serves more than 10,000 healthcare facilities, over 44,000 physicians and millions of requestors nationwide. HealthPort is changing the face of healthcare by combining knowledge, technology and service to streamline the administrative and business processes of the healthcare community. For more information, visit www.healthport.com or call 800-737-2585.



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