Memphis HIMA | Right of Access: Empowering Patients to be Involved in Their Healthcare Decisions

The Memphis HIMA February meeting is fast approaching. Join us for this event!

Virtual Event


Right of access is not only a regulatory requirement under HIPAA, it is also a mechanism which empowers patients to be involved with their own healthcare. Research demonstrates that individuals with access to their health information are better able to monitor chronic conditions, adhere to treatment plans, identify and correct errors in their health records, and track progress in wellness or disease management programs. An organization’s HIM function plays a key role in enhancing patients’ right of access and assuring that access is in compliance with the regulatory requirements of both HIPAA and the Cures Act. For example, the HIM function can assist with establishing an organization’s policies and procedures for responses to patient requests for records to ensure that patient requests are being handled compliantly, consistently and timely in accordance with regulatory deadlines and requirements. Additionally, potential risks for non-compliance with right of access requirements can be identified, which will allow for proactive remediation by the organization. With the ever-increasing scrutiny on the ability of patients to obtain their medical records/health information, organizations will need to utilize the HIM function in order to continue to remain apprised of potential issues surrounding their ability to comply with the right of access requirements, as well as to keep leadership informed of the same.


  • Understand why access to protected health information is important for patient decision-making.
  • Describe the regulatory requirements around the Access Initiative (including the Cures Act, Exceptions, Information Blocking Tools and the Privacy Rule).
  • Develop processes to ensure patient access to PHI is compliant and fulfilling patient and caregiver expectations.
  • Report to leadership the status of patient access to PHI for assurance of meeting regulatory requirements and achieving strategic organizational objectives.

Course Info

Event Date

February 9, 2023
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM CST

* This is a live webinar only. 

Total CEs



Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security


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Additional Information


This educational offering has been approved for continuing education credit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).


CEUs are accepted from programs sponsored by AHIMA national offices and the state or regional AHIMA branches. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU.  A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation.

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AHIMA CEUs that are CDI-related are accepted.

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In order to access this course, you will need to click on the button labeled “Register for this Course.“ Registration will close at 11:59 PM CT on February 8, 2023.
Registration limit is 200. 

Webinar Access Instructions

The live webinar access instructions will be included in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register.

How Do I Receive the CE?

During the week following the live webinar, all paid registrants will receive an email with the CE.

  • For on-demand events, access instructions for the course will be emailed to you within 2 business days following receipt of payment.
  • You will have 60 days to access the course. If your course has expired, and you need an extension, please contact us.
  • You must click on the button labeled “Mark Complete” at the bottom of each course page before the CE will appear on the My Certificates page.

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