Protecting PHI Below is a discussion assignment. The answer has to be a minimum of 50 words and…

Protecting PHI

Below is a discussion assignment. The answer has to be a minimum of 50 words and scholarly references and citations. Also, I have to article links that can assist you. Thank you.

Have you ever been involved in a situation in which someone’s sensitive personal health information (PHI) was or could have been revealed inappropriately? Or, can you imagine the patient’s reaction in this situation?

In this discussion, you will consider how government and private entities work together to keep PHI restricted, as it should be.

Frame your response to include these issues: Discuss the roles of the federal government for developing regulations and the private sector (including the Joint Commission) for promoting development of healthcare information systems compliance measures. Specifically, explain what measures must be in place—both on the governmental end and within private-sector health organizations—to protect PHI.

Discuss the role HIPAA plays in protecting PHI.