June 2
CDPH Finalizes Privacy Breach Regulations
Effective July 1, 2021
The California Department of Public Health issued an All Facilities Letter (AFL) on July 2, 2021. To learn more about the regulatory update visit CDPH: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-21-21.aspx

The regulations do the following: 
  • Allow hospitals to conduct a HIPAA-like risk assessment and report only those breaches determined to pose a high probability that medical information has been compromised. This will reduce the number of incidents that hospitals will be required to report to CDPH. 
  • Specify the information that must be included when a hospital reports a breach to CDPH and to the patient 
  • Require extensive recordkeeping 
  • Set forth an administrative penalty structure, including base penalties and adjustment factors 
CHIACON For Sale through July 31

Last Chance to purchase a CHIACON21 package
We have extended the deadline through July 31. Gain access to all the content shared during the live event held June 14-16, 2021.

Hear what your colleagues have said:
  • "CHIA always puts on a good conference!"
  • "Great program with very good educational opportunities."
  • "Good experience. Good value.
  • " Don't miss out on this easy-to-follow virtual event."
CHIACON21 Reminders:
  • View CHIACON21 on-demand content through September 15, 2021.
  • CEU forms available on your CHIA profile dashboard.
  • No viewing extensions will be granted. 

CHIA Membership Engagement Survey
Extended through July 31
Now, more than ever, your feedback is important to facilitate the strategic direction of CHIA. We are seeking the valued opinions and perceptions of our members on the variety of services CHIA has and will continue to offer you in this coming year.

The 2021 Member Engagement Survey has been redesigned to obtain meaningful information for our Year-Round House of Delegates and CHIA leaders. The results of this annual CHIA Member Engagement Survey will assist in identifying benefits, programs and services that are most important to our members.

This survey will take only a few minutes of your time and your valuable input is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your feedback and thank you for making a world of difference for CHIA and the HIM profession in California and beyond!
First Member Survey Winner Announced
CHIA is happy to announce the first Member Engagement Survey Participant Winner is CHIA Member, Linda Dietz from NCHIA! She was awarded a Best Buy gift card for her participation in our CHIA Member Engagement Survey. Next winner will be announced in August.
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Live Event Calendar
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Live Webinar

What You Need to Know About the CDPH
Privacy Breach Regulation Changes
August TBD
Live Webinar

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Live Webinar

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Live Webinar

eLearning Programs On Demand
  • Subpoena Compliance
  • Patient Portal Best Practices
  • 2021 Advanced Coding Workshop
  • Confidentiality: Protecting and Releasing Health Information in CA