With the development of the health care industry in the past century largely affected by the significant changes in medical technology (for example: the electronic health record) the growth of government participation in health care and the greater scrutiny on claims and patient records by third-party payers the amount and type of available patient-specific health information has greatly expanded. As a result it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect and control the use of protected health information (PHI). As a healthcare professional it is your responsibility to ensure that patient confidentiality and privacy are protected at all times.Assignment:Discuss the Health Information professionals role in privacy and security of the medical record. Some ideas to include would be protecting PHI (protected health information) from: unauthorized users accidental disclosure unauthorized employees etc. You may want to discuss the HIM professionals role in ensuring the data integrity of the medical record.Instructions:Each paper should be typed and should be 3-4 (full) pages long not counting your reference page (required) or title page (if you include one). Use a 10 12 point font and double space with 1 margins. If you use direct quotes you must use footnotes or parenthetical citations. You may simply put the authors name (i.e. McWay)

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