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Unit Outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

Contrast  the difference between the terms confidentiality, privacy, and security.
Identify  the greatest threats to the security of health information.
Describe   the primary components of the security provision of the Health Insurance  Portability and Accountability Act and extensions by HITECH ACT.
Summarize  the roles and responsibilities of the health information technician.

Course Outcome(s) assessed/addressed in this Assignment:
HI300-4: Formulate a secure storage and retrieval process for healthcare data.
GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.

Create a security plan for a medium sized health care facility. In your security  plan, evaluate how you would approach security threats from both inside  and outside the organization. Be sure that you address the following items   in your security plan:

physical  and administrative safeguards: employee education, health information  archival and retrieval systems, disaster recovery, storage media
access safeguards: authentication, password management
network safeguards: cloud computing, firewalls, encryption / decryption and using mobile devices to deliver healthcare

Critique the plan you have written, identifying its strengths, elements that were  not covered in the text, and any additional omissions or weaknesses of the plan.

As a reference, you may want to visit the following website:
Source: HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audit Program: United States Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved from

The Assignment should be 2–3 pages in length, prepared in a Microsoft Word document, and APA-formatted.
Include a title page and reference page. Length requirements do not include the title page, and the reference page.
Follow APA style format and citation guidelines, including Times New Roman 12 point font and double spacing.
This Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard English featuring correct grammar, punctuation, style, and mechanics.
Include at least two references. The course textbook counts as one reference. All sources must be scholarly. Wikipedia is not acceptable. Use APA style for  all citations including course materials.