Explain why health IT privacy and security standards are important.

Walden University Standards Privacy and Security Health Informatics Paper

Walden University

Question Description


Assignment: Standards, Privacy, and Security

A large portion of the healthcare informatics workforce is charged with maintaining privacy and security and analyzing standards that were put into place to protect patient data. Health information technology (IT) professionals analyze government regulations, maintain health system security, and utilize tools to maintain a high level of security.

To prepare for this Assignment, read the required Learning Resources, focusing on health IT privacy and security standards, roles and responsibilities of health IT professionals, and maintaining security of health systems.


Submit a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses all of the following:

  • Explain why health IT privacy and security standards are important.
  • What individual and/or groups are accountable for maintaining patient privacy? Who is responsible for health system security?
  • What are two important considerations when assessing the security of a health IT system?
  • What government regulations guide those decisions?
  • Name and describe two safeguards utilized for system security.

Written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate.