Technology in Healthcare (HIPAA)

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to support your answers. The assignment must be a minimum of 2-full pages in length with a
minimum of 2 – outside sources

Question 1-

HHS and the FTC recently launched an investigation into a major pharmacy chain
for its information disposal practices. The regulators claimed that the pharmacy chain failed to
protect customers’ sensitive financial and medical information by disposing prescriptions and
labeled pill bottles in dumpsters that were accessible by the public. Based on the HIPAA
(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), what consequences should a
company face for failing to properly dispose of customer information? For HIPAA act, you may
check the website

Question 2-

Trust is an important part of the continued growth and development of the Internet.
This is particularly the case with respect to social networking. Media reports of disturbing
stories and case law alike have shown some of the consequences that can arise when
individuals create false social networking profiles. In a case in California, and individual
established a fake MySpace profile of his former church pastor. On the profile, he posted
content that suggested that the pastor used drugs and was homosexual. Can criminal charges
be brought against the party that created the fake profile?

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