Step 1:Each student is required to locate and read two (2) different current (less than 3 years old) journal articles related to HIPAA, Privacy Rules, or Security Rules. The articles can be chosen from a periodical such as the Journal of AHIMA, For The Record, and Advance For Health Information Professionals or from a web site such aswww.ahima.org, Step Three: Write a 2-4 page summary of your research findings and interview. Provide an executive summary of the article (an executive summary is a synopsis of all the basic information in a longer article). The summary is to include the basic information in the articles, outlining the article’s purpose, methods, findings, and conclusions. Briefly tell what the article says at length Provide a summary of the information obtained in the interview. Be sure to include the name, title and contact information for the person that you interviewed. Compare the information obtained in the interview with the information from the articles that you read. In your summary, create a policy and procedure outlining HIPAA’s privacy and security rules. (HINT: See sample policy in Health Information Functions chapter). Analyze and evaluate the information by including your thoughts and opinions regarding the subject. Answer these questions: how does this information relate to you? What actions do you need to take now or will you need to take in the future? Do you need to share this information with someone else? There are 9 security/privacy related 2014 Edition criteria in the ONC’s Health IT Certification Program, criteria 170.314(d)(1) through 170.314(d)(9). This program certifies EHRs so that providers/hospitals can use them to become meaningful users of EHRs and obtain CMS incentives for doing so. Pick 1 of these criteria and discuss how it supports the HIPAA privacy and/or security requirements. The ARRA legislation introduce breach notification rules. Discuss the steps a facility must take when a breach occurs. Pay attention to grammar and punctuation issues that must be addressed. Editing and proofreading must be evident. Cite the source of your information (using APA format). Use good sources. Professional journals, vendor web sites and scholarly sources are recommended. Avoid less scholarly sources like Newsweek.

 

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