Option #1: Analyzing a National or Global Healthcare Policy
Topic: HIPAA (see next attachment for references)
For the Portfolio Project, you will complete a two-part assignment (further explained
Create the documents in the vein of a presentation that you might share with a
community group that is having a policy explained for the first time; pretend that the
group has no knowledge of what happens behind the scenes to create and implement a
healthcare policy. You will not actually be required to present this to a group, but prepare
the project so that it would be acceptable for an audience of that nature.
The two documents are as follows:
1. A mind map (via the Text 2 Mind Map site) https://www.text2mindmap.com/
Depicting the essential points and subpoints of your topic. Think of the mind map
as a visual outline that addresses the questions listed below.
2. A narrative explanation that covers the rationale, research, and processes involved
in creating this healthcare policy. The narrative essay should serve as the
commentary to accompany the mind map if it were being presented to the group
mentioned above; it should be 4-5 pages in length.
In this Portfolio Project, you will analyze a national and global healthcare policy. Select a
specific federal healthcare policy (other than the Affordable Care Act) to review. Provide
information related to the following points:
What was the name and introduction process of the original policy?
What research was conducted and/or analyzed to determine the need for the policy?
How was the policy promoted or lobbied against at the federal level?
What is the impact, or intended impact, of the policy? Consider the viewpoints of
multiple stakeholders, and include financial impact.
How does this policy affect other healthcare policies?
Explain any moral or ethical implications of this policy.
Are any other countries currently working toward a similar policy or has another
country successfully passed a similar policy? Is the process similar or different?
Adhere to the following standards:
The narrative should be 4-5 pages in length, not including the title or references
Support your interpretation with evidence from at least four peer-reviewed journal
APA format is required. Each reference must be cited at least once in the paper. Use
headings to organize the content in your work. Please no plagiarism and sources
should be 5 years or less.
When you complete the Mind Map, you will be given a web address specifically
created for the map. Type this web address at the top of the first page of your
narrative. Note that you will be given a web address, as well as a view-only web
address. The first address, which is not view-only, is the one that should be
Running head: THE HIPAA POLICY
THE HIPAA POLICY
Federal Government of the United States. (1996). Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/HIPAA-AdministrativeSimplification/HIPAAGenInfo/downloads/hipaalaw.pdf
McGowan, C. (2012). Patients’ Confidentiality: Legal Issues. CriticalCareNurse, 32(5), 61-64.
Retrieved from http://www.aacn.org/wd/Cetests/media/C1252.pdf
MRSC. (2015). Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Retrieved from
National Nurse. (2011). HIPAA—The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act;
What RNs Need to Know About Privacy Rules and Protected Electronic Health
Information. Retrieved from
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