Health Care Information Regulatory Environment
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a major regulatory aspect of health care information technology (IT). Complete the following for this assignment: Identify 1 type of health care information system, and explain the steps that would be required to conduct a HIPAA audit of the system within your organization. Explain what a gap analysis is and why it would be useful for the organization conducting the audit. Your goal is to ensure that the organization remains compliant and to identify any potential compliance gaps. This assignment is about creating a plan for the audit, not implementing the actual audit. Make sure you include recent changes to HIPAA as a result of Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Note: Use APA style to cite at least 2 scholarly sources from the last 5 years.