Application: Standards, Privacy and Security
To complete this Application Assignment, write a 2-3 page paper that addresses all of the following:Explain why health IT privacy and security standards are important.What individual and/or groups are accountable for maintaining patient privacy? Who is responsible for health system security?What are two important considerations when assessing the security of a health IT system?What government regulations guide those decisions?Name and describe two safeguards utilized for system security.
Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’ s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct.
Note: Be sure to review the example of a formal paper in APA format located in the Doc Sharing area for format and style. Other examples as well as helpful resources and templates are provided on the Writing Center website found under course tools.
ReadingsU.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Reassessing your security practices in a health IT environment: A guide for small health care practices. [Part of the Health IT Privacy and Security Toolkit.]
The Health IT Privacy and Security Toolkit was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and is considered federal government information and is in the public domain. Provided by http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/special/healthit/.
Read pp. 6–9, “Securing Electronic Health Information in Your Health IT Environment.”
American Hospital Association. (1992, October 21). A patient’s bill of rights. Retrieved from http://www.patienttalk.info/AHA-Patient_Bill_of_Rights.htm
WebsitesHealthcare Information and Management Systems Society. (n.d.). Why Do We Need Interoperability Standards? Retrieved from:http://www.himss.org/library/interoperability-standards/why-do-we-need-standards?navItemNumber=17493
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Interoperability vs Health Information Exchange: Setting the Record Straight. Retrieved from:http://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/meaningful-use/interoperability-health-information-exchange-setting-record-straight/
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Standards & Interoperability. Retrieved from: http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/ehr-interoperability
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Health Information Privacy, Guidance Materials for Consumers. Retrieved fromhttp://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html
ReadingsU.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010, June 22). Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act’s New Patient Bill of Rights. Retrieved fromhttp://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/06/aca-new-patients-bill-of-rights.html