Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Chief executive officer (CEO) Beranger wants to ensure that the current regulations and requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Security and Privacy Rules will be met as she continues to move Silver Creek Hospital towards a culture of e-Health beyond the implementation of an electronic health record system to the integration of telemedicine and data mining. She asks that you compose a report of 3–4 pages that includes the following information:  Describe the objectives of the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules.Discuss how HIPAA attempts to safeguard protected health information (PHI).Explain how abiding by HIPAA rules and regulations may challenge the ethics of health care professionals.Discuss the limitation of HIPAA and the ethical issues related to the use of electronic health data for research and development of evidence-based practice guidelines.