Assignment 2: Discussion Assignment
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, May 13, 2017.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
Privacy & Personal Information
The privacy of personal information, and of health information in particular, continues to be a dynamic issue in the United States. As more and more health information is computerized, healthcare consumers express concern about their privacy and that they are losing control over their personal health information.
Click here (https://cdt.org/issue/privacy-data/health-privacy) to access the section of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) website devoted to health privacy. CDT is, by the way, a champion of online civil liberties and human rights and is dedicated to keeping the Internet open and free. Review the insights, posts, and press releases posted in CDT’s health privacy section and respond to the following:
How has the law protecting health information impacted access to healthcare information?
According to the insights, posts, and press releases posted on the site, how successful has the law been at protecting health information?
Is there more work left to be done or are there other areas of concern, now that the law is in place? If so, what are these?
According to the insights, posts, and press releases posted on the site, has the law had any unforeseen, negative consequences? If so, what are these?
In your opinion, what direction should future efforts to protect health information take?
Support your answers with references, examples, and clearly written rationales.