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Date:4/9/2008

ther regulations," said AHIMA President Wendy Mangin, director of medical records and privacy officer at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

The necessity to educate and inform healthcare professionals, their employers, the media, and healthcare consumers on the importance of privacy protection, confidentiality and security of personal health records will be spotlighted during this year's Health Information Privacy and Security Week (http://www.ahima.org/hipsweek/) under this year's theme, "Confidential Is Essential-Protect Health Information."

"This is an awareness event that serves as a positive reminder of the importance every healthcare professional must place on this crucial ingredient to good medicine," Mangin said. "We need to remember that consumer rights are detailed in the Notice of Privacy Practices that each provider or health plan is required to share with consumers at the point of service or upon request," she said.

For more details and information on consumer privacy rights, visit myPHR.com.

About AHIMA

AHIMA is the leading professional Association representing more than 51,000 specially educated and certified health information management professionals working throughout the healthcare industry. HIM professionals serve healthcare and the public by managing, analyzing, and utilizing data vital for health system management. http://www.ahima.org


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