Write a reflective essay. Develop a descriptive essay on the origins of and regulatory objectives defined in the Privacy Rule.
- Read the “Background” section on pp. 82462-82474 of the Final Privacy Rule.
- Identify and summarize the reasons why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) believed (at the time) that the country needed a national health privacy framework. What industry “gaps” were the regulators trying to address with the Privacy Rule?
- Reflect on the challenges HHS raised in the early aughts. Are these challenges still relevant today? Why or why not?