Week 4 – Assignment
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Violations
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapters 9 through 11 from the Wager, Lee, & Glaser (2017) text, and the articles by Adjerid, Acquisti, Telang, Padman, & Adler-Milstein (2016), Cartwright-Smith, Gray, & Thorpe (2016), Marvin (2017), and Richesson & Chute (2015).
HIPAA is a law that was enacted to protect patients’ private health information (PHI). The HIPAA law was enacted in 1996. This law has since been amended to include more specifics on PHI as it relates to technology. Most recently, in 2009, HITECH, a segment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has been enacted to include an expansion to electronic PHI (ePHI). HITECH provides benefits for providers to encourage the adoption of ePHI systems.
Select a resolution agreement from the Health and Human Services’ Resolution Agreements (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. website that is no more than two years old. For this assignment, you will provide an analysis on the HIPAA violation of patient health information (PHI) that was present in the case you selected. Be sure to include in-text citations and a reference entry for your chosen case from the Resolution Agreements page.
In your case analysis,
Analyze the specific HIPAA privacy and security rules that were broken.
Explain the penalties (if any) that were imposed as a result of the ruling on the case.
Develop a health system improvement plan to include applicable Federal standards.
Propose a risk analysis strategy addressing appropriate laws and regulations.
Apply the lessons learned from this particular case to your Proposal and Final Presentation.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Violations assignment
Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least three scholarly and/or peer reviewed sources, including a minimum of one from the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.