Kelly McLendon, well known industry expert, slated to author several courses 

BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTSFebruary 06, 2013 – Libman Education Inc. announces Kelly McLendon, a well-known consultant and industry expert in patient privacy and security, as a new author working with the company to produce online, self-paced courses. McLendon (RHIA, CHPS) is slated to author several courses on issues related to HIPAA, Compliance, Privacy and Security, as well as release of information and other topics for Libman Education Inc. The first course, HIPAA Privacy Basic Training is currently available.

“Libman Education is honored to have someone of McLendon’s caliber as one of our course authors,” said Barry Libman, President of Libman Education. “McLendon’s reputation as a leading expert in patient privacy and security precedes him, and we look forward to producing courses that glean from his in-depth knowledge and experience in compliance with HIPAA regulations.”

McLendon called authoring courses for Libman Education “both an excellent challenge, and an opportunity to give back to the healthcare industry by helping healthcare professionals stretch their knowledge and skills.” He added, “Knowledge of the specifics of HIPAA privacy including the new ruling set released January 17, 2013 – which my first course for Libman Education addresses – can make all the difference in helping an institution maintain patient rights as outlined in federal law, as well as in reducing the risk of civil and criminal liabilities, fines and governmental investigations.”

HIPAA Privacy Basic Training has been designed to serve as employee training as required by HIPAA and CMS as a part of Meaningful Use. The course is 100% online, which allows students to work from any location and at their own pace. Case studies and real world examples are included for applying learning to actual life scenarios.

HIPAA Privacy Basic Training provides the basic information about HIPAA privacy required for any party that interacts with a patient’s personally identifiable and protected health information. Created by experts with hands-on best practice experience, the course materials focus on individual and institutional compliance as well as the objective of ensuring that the patient’s information remains confidential and secure.

The course is recommended to all Covered Entities (anyone subject to HIPAA requirements) and Business Associates (anyone working for a Covered Entity) for new hires and annual training updates. The course is appropriate for existing staff or new hires that need to meet HIPAA requirements as well as staff or new hires seeking training in meeting Meaningful Use criteria for HIPAA Privacy. This includes providers of care and vendors that come in contact with patients’ protected health information.

McLendon is Managing Partner and Chief Marketing Officer of CompliancePro Solutions – an organization dedicated to advancing healthcare privacy and security. A well-known consultant and industry expert in patient privacy and security, McLendon is also an industry expert in legal health records, HIM operations, electronic document management and EHR project planning.

A frequent industry speaker who recently authored a book for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) titled “The Legal Health Record; Regulations, Policies and Guidelines,” McLendon received the Florida Health Information Management Association Distinguished Member Award in 2008 and the AHIMA Visionary Award in 2003. McLendon is President and founder of the consulting firm Health Information Xperts and held senior management positions at Eclipsys and MedPlus.

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Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce.  We offer self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Healthcare Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding.  Our courseware is used by individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in educating their employees, their students, and their members.  At Libman Education, we offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of the changing health care workplace.