Kelly McLendon RHIA, CHPS (credentialed in medical records management and healthcare privacy and security) has been involved in HIM since the beginning and his 36-year career spans nearly the entire realm of HIM. His expert knowledge comes from working on many sides of HIM, including management, vendor and consultant roles.
Throughout his career, he has worked with both AHIMA and FHIMA (Florida) in various positions ranging from FHIMA Director to the Chair of numerous committees and workgroups. These include serving as an expert for AHIMA on Legal Health Records, Meaningful Use and the Privacy and Security Practice Council. Kelly’s accolades include a Triumph Visionary award and two Literary Awards from AHIMA, the Distinguished Member and Literary Awards for FHIMA.
Kelly is a nationally sought after speaker, performing dozens of engagements annually on a wide range of subjects including privacy, security, legal health records, meaningful use, CDI and the ICD-10 coding transition.