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for the health information technology. If not, then violating those guidelines will impact the institute's finances, daily operations, and security of the health information of its patients and employees. Stakeholders of the PolicyI will like to interview the following three stakeholders that are Children’s National Health System’s employees for this policy:1.Mary Anne Hilliard, who is the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.2.Brian Jacobs, who is the Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, and Chief Information Officer.
4HIPAA Policy3.Barbara Washington, who is the Senior Manager of Operations. (I work under Barbara, so easiest stakeholder to interview.)All three of the stakeholders would be ideal candidates to interview in regard to the HIPAA policy because their roles advocates for the organization to be compliant with the government regulations. They have extensive knowledge and experience with HIPAA's law and guidelines and had done an excellent job implementing it within the organization. The management is training and educating their new and old employees twice a year about updated regulations, how to be compliant, and how to maintain the privacy and security of patient’s health information. These influential leaders (and others) made what the institute is today locally, nationally, and globally. The HIPAA Policy Introduction and EvaluationThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA, is a federal regulation that offers privacy and security to protect medical health information. In recentyears, this legislation has proven to be invaluable due to the major data breaches as a result of cyber-attacks as well as ransomware assaults on healthcare organizations (Codington-Lacerte, 2019). For this project, I interviewed Barbara Washington, a Senior Practice Manager of the Department of Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, and Gastroenterology at a pediatric hospital, about the significance of HIPAA in the healthcare industry.PolicyPresident Bill Clinton signed the HIPAA into law on August 21, 1996. HIPAA consists of five titles:
5HIPAA PolicyTitle One, the law protects an individual's health insurance coverage even if they become unemployed in addition to prohibiting insurance companies from denyingcoverage to an individual who has pre-existing health conditions.Title Two is directed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and implement policies to secure electronic transactions of health data by introducing compliance regulations. The compliance requirements include having the NPI (National Provider Identifier) number for each healthcare providers and health plans, following standard protocols in submitting and managing the medical claims, and following the HIPAA’s Rules such as Privacy Rule (for protecting health information (PHI)), Security Rule (for protecting electronic health information (ePHI)), and Enforcement Rule (oversees violation investigations).