HI150 Automation of Health Information

EHR Security Issues and Development of HIPAA Security Training

Unit outcome addressed in this Assignment:

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  • Explain the importance of compliance with the security plan and need for controlled access to PHI (Protected Health Information).

Course outcomes practiced in this unit:

HI150-3: Examine the privacy and security considerations for safeguarding protected health information.

GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.

Assignment Number One:  EHR (Electronic Health Record) Security Issues

Instructions:  Imagine that your work as consultant has raised questions among executives regarding threats to data integrity and validity focusing on the security issues of paper and electronic health record systems and issues to be considered when converting to an EHR system.

This assignment is a 4 to 5 page paper that focuses on the security issues You will utilize this information as a starting point for your collaboration in the Unit 7 Team Discussion Board on identifying and implementing policies and procedures to ensure data integrity.

1. Compare and contrast the security issues between maintenance of paper medical records and EHR.

2. Discuss what requirements and issues need to be considered when doing a conversion to an EHR.

3. Illustrate and examine the application of

(1) intrusion detection systems and related technology (i.e., firewalls, client/server model) and

(2) Discover threats to data integrity and validity.

4. Use three outside references to support your views and requirements.

5. All outside references need to be in APA format with proper citations.

Suggested resources include your textbook and references found at the end of applicable chapters, the Unit 2 Assignment resources and recommended reading, as well as listed Web Reading recommendations.

This project should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.


  • Submit the completed 4-5 page paper to the Unit 6 Assignment Dropbox.

Assignment Number Two: Development of a HIPAA Security Training 

Instructions: Review the components and sections of the HIPAA Security Rule in preparation for Assignment #2.  You will review the Unit 7 Reading information including, but not limited to, the Health and Human Services web site located here: 


1. Create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint presentation on the HIPAA Security Rule suitable for a healthcare facility.

2. Include the security rule’s components including administrative, physical and technical safeguards;

3. Include graphics and other visuals to enhance the presentation.

4. Include any supplemental materials, as appropriate, in the speaker notes.

5. Include a title page and reference page.


  • Submit the completed presentation to the Unit 6 Assignment Dropbox.

Be sure to utilize the resources within Academic Tools to assist you with meeting APA expectations for written Assignments.

Submitting Your Work

Put your responses in a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation document. Save it in a location and with the proper naming convention: username-Course Name-section-Unit 6_Assignment.doc (username is your University username, section is your course section, 6 is your Unit number). When you are ready to submit it, go to the Unit Dropbox.

To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted project.