Posted: July 15th, 2015
Health Information Technology (HIT) is a growing field within health services organizations today;
additionally, health information security is a major concern among health organizations, as they are
required to maintain the security and privacy of health information. The Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) provides extensive information about the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA). Visit the HHS Website, at www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy, for more
information about HIPAA requirements. In March 2012, the HHS settled a HIPAA case with the Blue
Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) for $1.5 million. Read more about this case at
www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/enforcement/examples/bcbstagrmnt.html. As an IT security
manager at a regional health services organization, your CIO has asked for the following: an analysis
of this incident, an overview of the HIPAA security requirements necessary to prevent this type of an
incident, and a briefing for management on the minimum security requirements to be HIPAA
Create a six slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:
a. Provide the following on the main body slides:
i. An overview of the security issues at BCBST
ii. HIPAA security requirements that could have prevented the incident
iii. Positive and negative corrective actions taken by BCBST
iv. Safeguards needed to mitigate the security risks
Your PowerPoint presentation must follow these formatting requirements:
Include a title slide, four to six (4-6) main body slides, and a conclusion slide.
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