Spot the violation

Spot the violation

Order Description

 

an employee for a state healthcare agency and your boss, Dr. Martha Mendel, has asked you to visit and observe an outpatient clinic’s waiting room to identify HIPAA violations. In this Project, you will familiarize yourself with the basic provisions of HIPAA and then complete your observation of the clinic’s waiting room.

Directions

To complete the Project:

Read the Project resources to learn about HIPAA and various HIPAA violations.
Open the resource titled “HIPAA Provisions and Waiting Room Scenario.”
Answer the questions pertaining to HIPAA.
Read the waiting room scenario and follow the instructions about what to do with the HIPAA violations you identify in the scenario.

HIPAA Provisions and Waiting Room Scenario

Use this document to create the deliverable for this Project. The document contains questions to answer about HIPAA as well as a waiting room scenario for you to observe.

Consumer Summary of HIPAA

Review this Consumer Summary to learn about the purpose and basic provisions of HIPAA
https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/consumer_summary.pdf

HIPAA: Your Health Information Privacy

Read this resource to learn how your health information is protected by the HIPAA privacy rules.

https://www.healthit.gov/patients-families/your-health-information-privacy

HIPAA: Your Health Information Security

Read this resource to learn how your health information is protected by the HIPAA security rules.
https://www.healthit.gov/patients-families/your-health-information-security

Examples of HIPAA Enforcement Cases

Review the cases included on this web page to learn how different healthcare organizations violated HIPAA rules and how the organizations changed their practices to comply with HIPAA.
https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/compliance-enforcement/examples/all-cases/index.html