Online, self-paced course complements Libman Education’s HIPAA Privacy Basic Training Course 

BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS June 19, 2013 – To help hospitals, health care providers, and HIM professionals prepare for the September 23, 2013 HIPAA Final Rule compliancy deadline, Libman Education has released the new online training course, HIPAA Security Awareness Training.

The course teaches the basics of HIPAA security awareness, which all parties that interact with a patient’s protected health information must be competent in. It also stresses best practices necessary for compliance to ensure that a patient’s information remains confidential and secure.

As a one-hour online course, HIPAA Security Awareness Training can be taken quickly and at any pace. The course complements Libman Education’s HIPAA Privacy Basic Training Course, which was released earlier this year. Taken together, these courses provide comprehensive training for the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule of 2013.

HIPAA Security Awareness Training is very important to all who are serious about patient security and approaching the upcoming HIPAA deadline with confidence,” said Kelly McLendon, author of the course and President and founder of CompliancePro Solutions. “Those who do not apply HIPAA properly not only violate the rights of the patient, but are at risk of receiving stiff monetary penalties. HIPAA Security Awareness Training educates healthcare workers on HIPAA security specifics that all parties handling patient health information must know about.”

HIPAA Security Awareness Training offers up-to-date security regulations and trends; material from the recent Omnibus Privacy and Security Rule; and hands-on application of best practices. Course elements include HIPAA Overview; Security Overview and Types of Personal Health Information (PHI); Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards; Breaches; Security Tips; HHS Guidance; and Final Assessment.

Course author Kelly McLendon is a well-known consultant and industry expert in patient privacy and security, with expertise in the areas of privacy incident, detection and automation. He is also an industry expert in legal health records, HIM operations, electronic document management, and EHR project planning.

A frequent industry speaker, McLendon recently authored a new book for AHIMA titled “The Legal Health Record: Regulations, Policies and Guidelines.” He received the FHIMA Distinguished Member Award in 2008 and the AHIMA Visionary Award in 2003.

HIPAA Security Awareness Training is affordable for large group training needs. For more about the course, visit

HIPAA Security Awareness Training and the complementary HIPAA Privacy Basic Training course can be taken together for a special discount. To order, visit

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 Health 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.