Scenario: You are speaking in a meeting with the hospital compliance officer and the hospital representative for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) team, and have been asked “How will we maintain patient privacy with our documents on the Internet?”

Use the university library, journals, and your experience to create a strategic plan for a 200-bed acute care facility that considers possible data privacy breaches and proposes effective methods to avoid them. Additionally, explain what is required by the Joint Commission, the Health Information on Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and the HIPAA regulations that must be followed for the protection of individually identifiable health information.

 

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