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Summarize the case above. Then, provide a case analysis on the HIPAA violation of patient health information (PHI) that was present in the case you selected. Include the following points in your case analysis:

Identify the specific HIPAA privacy and security rules that were broken.

Identify the penalties (if any) that were imposed as a result of the ruling on the case. Do you believe the penalties imposed were sufficient for the type and scope of the infraction? Explain your answer.

Explain your understanding of the HIPAA privacy and security rules.

Explain the significance of this case with regards to health care information systems, either in general or to the organizations that work in this field.

Explain whether or not any other laws besides the HIPAA laws were broken, and if so, which laws.

Include a paragraph about how this particular case could apply to your Final Proposal and Presentation. What impact might lessons learned from this particular case have on your Final Proposal and Presentation case study?

Must be one to two pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), double-spaced and formatted according to APA style.

Must have two scholarly sources.

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HIPAA Violations: Accessing Patient Information

In 2009, three individuals in Little Rock, Arkansas, were sentenced to probation after pleading
guilty to illegally accessing patient health information. A physician, Dr. Holland, admitted to accessing this
patient’s information due to curiosity, after hearing about the story on television, “to determine if the
news reports were accurate” (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2009). Sarah Elizabeth Miller, formerly an
account representative for Saint Vincent’s Infirmary Medical Center, SVIMC, admitted to accessing the
files of this patient, unnecessarily, out of curiosity. Likewise, Candida Griffin, the emergency unit
coordinator, access the files of the patient for this same reason, after being asked to check her into the
ER with an alias. The three individuals received similar sentences, probation time and the payment of a
fine. Though the actions were similar, each one of this punish...

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