(HIPAA) Violations Assignment 2
(HIPAA) Violations Assignment 2
Read pages 90-94 of your course text, including the Release of Information section, the Perspective: Examples of Recently Published HIPAA Privacy Violations section, and Exhibits 3.3 and 3.4. Next, select one of the cases from the list below :
Civil <oney Penalty: HHS Imposes a $4.3 Million Civil Money Penalty for Violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Doctor and Two Former Hospital Employees Plead Guilty to HIPAA Violation
Mass General Hospital Settles Potential HIPAA Violations
Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $1 Million to Settle HIPAA Privacy Case
UCLA Health System Settles Potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Violations
Then, provide a case analysis on the HIPAA violation of patient health information (PHI) that was present in the case you selected. Include the following points in your case analysis:
Summarize the case.
Identify the specific HIPAA privacy and security rules that were broken.
Identify the penalties (if any) that were imposed as a result of the ruling on the case. Do you believe the penalties imposed were sufficient for the type and scope of the infraction? Explain your answer.
Explain your understanding of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
Explain the significance of this case with regards to health care information systems, either in general or to the organizations that work in this field.
Explain whether or not any other laws besides the HIPAA laws were broken, and if so, which laws.
Include a paragraph about how this particular case could apply to your Final Proposal/Project. What impact might lessons learned from this particular case have on your Final Proposal/Project case study?
The HIPAA Case Analysis:
Must be three to four pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), double-spaced, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
Must include a 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 sources, including a minimum of one from the University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.