HealthPort Launches Release of Information 101 Blog During AHIMA 2010

Information Centered on Release of Information and Why It Matters to Healthcare Providers

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthPort, an industry leader in health information technology and services, today announced during the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) annual convention the launch of its new blog “Release of Information 101”, devoted exclusively to educating the healthcare industry about the basics of release of information (ROI) and why a solid process matters.

Authored by April Robertson, HealthPort Vice President of Customer Advocacy and a long standing expert on release of information topics and education in the Health Information Management community, the Release of Information 101 Blog comprises release of information process explanations, tips, best practices as well as regulatory requirements for the healthcare industry - a direct correlation to AHIMA’s 2010 convention focus “the global transformation happening in HIM.”

“As the pioneer of the release of information outsourcing industry, HealthPort has always taken a hands-on approach to providing thought leadership and education to our release of information customers and the HIM community as a whole,” said Matt Rohs, HealthPort’s Vice President and General Manager, ROI Services. “We recognize that there are highly regulated, intricate details involved in the release of information process and providing a forum where these details can be easily explained and discussed will be a great benefit to those interested in learning more about why release of information is such an important function for healthcare facilities.”

“With the rising volume of medical record requests including those requested by audit types, a solid release of information process is now more important than ever to help providers prevent breaches of information, insurance fraud and identity theft,” commented April Robertson, Vice President of Customer Advocacy, HealthPort. “In addition, providers should evaluate their release of information needs as they strive to meet meaningful use requirements. This blog will communicate some of the safeguards facilities need to have in place when considering applying for federal funding.”

For the latest release of information topics, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders can access HealthPort’s blog at 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 or call 800-737-2585.


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