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HIPAA Responsibilities

Please answer the following questions in at least one paragraph per question, using complete sentences.  Make sure to list all references.

  • Research a live case of a person who violated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act.  
    • Describe the incident and the outcome of the violation.  
    • Why is patient confidentiality important?  
    • What are the consequences of breach of patient confidentiality? 
    • What is your role in preventing HIPAA violations?