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Provide an analysis on the HIPAA violation of patient health information (PHI) that was present in the case below. Be sure to include in-text citations and a reference entry for your chosen case from the Resolution Agreements page.

Michigan State University – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights has entered into a voluntary resolution agreement with Michigan State University; the MSU HealthTeam, and MSU Health Care, Inc., resolving a civil rights investigation related to Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of gymnasts and others while employed by MSU. Michigan State University is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant universities later created under the Morrill Act of 1862. (Date: 08/12/2019) – retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/for-providers/compliance-enforcement/agreements/index.html

In your case analysis,

  • Analyze the specific HIPAA privacy and security rules that were broken.
  • Explain the penalties (if any) that were imposed as a result of the ruling on the case.
  • Develop a health system improvement plan to include applicable Federal standards.
  • Propose a risk analysis strategy addressing appropriate laws and regulations.
  • Apply the lessons learned from this particular case to your Proposal and Final Presentation.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Violations assignment

  • Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style 
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least five scholarly and/or peer reviewed sources