Case Study 2: HIPAA and IT Audits

Nov 18th, 2014
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Case Study 2: HIPAA and IT Audits

Imagine you are a CIO at a medium-sized hospital, and you have been asked by the CEO to provide a case analysis report that will be provided to the senior leadership in the organization. They are concerned about the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules and its impact on the organization. Unfamiliar with the details of HIPAA, you begin looking at the information provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. Specifically, you are asked to provide an analysis on the summary of the cases

Section 1. Written Paper

Many organizations have been fined significant amounts for non-compliance with HIPAA. To help ensure that your organization remains in compliance with HIPAA regulations you have been asked to write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

1a. Create an overview of the HIPAA Security Rule and Privacy Rule. Include an explanation of the resolution process when a case is reported.
1b. Analyze the major types of incidents and breaches that occur based on the cases reported.  
1c. Analyze the technical controls and the non-technical controls that are needed to mitigate the identified risks and vulnerabilities.
1d. Analyze and describe the network architecture that is needed within an organization, including a medium-sized hospital, in order to be compliant with HIPAA regulations.  
1e. Analyze how a medium-sized hospital is similar to and different from other non-medical organizations in regards to HIPAA compliance.
1f. List the IT audit steps that need to be included in the organization’s overall IT audit plan to ensure compliance with HIPAA rules and regulations.
1g. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. 

each numbered question is a header, add in text citations. Provide an Original paper and accompanying websites in reference pages.

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