Libman Education Course Author Kelly McLendon Wins AHIMA Triumph Award in Innovation

Top Quote According to AHIMA, "The Innovation Award honors those individuals, groups or organizations who are focused on moving HI/HIM into the future of the healthcare and wellness industry. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 23, 2015 - BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS - Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS, Libman Education course author and well-known consultant and industry expert in patient privacy and security, has won the 2015 AHIMA Triumph Award in Innovation. Each year, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Triumph Awards honor professionals who have advanced the field of health information management (HIM). Awardees are chosen for demonstrating extraordinary leadership, volunteerism and talent.

    The Innovation Award honors persons or groups who have promoted important advances in areas related to HIM practice, quality data, standards development, patient safety, systems development, and any domain where visionary thinking has made a difference."

    "I'm very appreciative of everyone who has supported me in countless ways through my decades of practice," said Kelly, who called receiving the award an honor and privilege. "Nothing done to advance any type of professional practice, including Health Information Management, is accomplished by a single individual in a vacuum. Over the years, I've been able to identify and work with talented, thoughtful professionals who in their own right innovate constantly and are very good at what they do."

    Kelly added, "I've always been fascinated with pushing back boundaries and creating new ways of moving forward, which has translated into developing applications and content that are new and different."

    Susan Pepple, Libman Education's Vice President and COO, called it "a privilege to work with Kelly to create online and affordable HIPAA training. Kelly developed his courses to answer the specific needs of business associates and healthcare service providers. We appreciate Kelly's ability to look at the same issues from very different perspectives."

    "I am always impressed by his commitment to the industry and our profession," she added. "His award is well deserved."

    Kelly is author of Libman Education's courses HIPAA Privacy & Security: Workforce Training for Business Associates and HIPAA Privacy & Security: Workforce Training for Providers of Healthcare Services. For more about the courses, visit

    Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS, is a Managing Director of CompliancePro Solutions and a well-known consultant and industry expert in patient privacy and security, with specific subject matter 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.

    Kelly is a frequent industry speaker and authored a book for AHIMA entitled "The Legal Health Record: Regulations, Policies and Guidelines." Kelly received the FHIMA Distinguished Member Award in 2008 and the AHIMA Visionary Award in 2003. He has held senior management positions at Eclipsys and MedPlus, and performs several Legal Health Record and ARRA/HITECH Seminars each year.

    Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the healthcare workforce. Libman Education offers self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Courseware is designed for individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in preparing their employees and members for the challenges facing the HIM workforce.

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