Medical Assisting

Week 2 Written Assignment

Please answer the following questions in at least one (1) paragraph per question, using complete sentences. Make sure to list all references using APA format (as urls/web addresses alone are insufficient) and apply double spaced sentences to your submission.

  • Research a real world of a person who violated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act. You can use the university’s library to locate this information.
    • In your own words, please describe the incident and the outcome of the HIPAA violation.
    • As a medical professional and consumer of healthcare, why is patient confidentiality important?
    • What are the consequences of breach of patient confidentiality?
    • Are these consequences sufficient to deter breaches?
    • As a medical professional, what is your role in preventing HIPAA violations?


Last Updated on April 23, 2019

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