Scenario

You are the chief privacy officer for a health system. Your responsibilities include developing, guiding, and assisting with the overall Privacy and HIPAA policies and procedures for departments that store, process, and transmit protected health information. You have been asked to review the health system’s current policies and procedures on HIPAA. As a best practice, your first plan of action is to review the current literature on recent health policy developments (i.e., health reform) and the impact of those developments on HIPAA. The literature review will assist in ensuring that the policies and procedures are updated and remain in compliance with privacy guidelines.

Instructions

For this task, you will need to conduct a literature review of current developments in healthcare that impact HIPAA legislation and the application of privacy rules. You will need to review a minimum of 5 scholarly journal articles published within the past 10 years.