In 2009 a law was passed under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act that required business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI).
For this assignment, go to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Web site. Once there, enter HIPAA in search box to read the Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule Then, conduct a thorough investigation of the Breach Notification Rule, including the definition of breach, breach notification requirements, burden of proof, and how to submit a breach notification to the authorities.
Summarize your findings in a 2-3 page paper. Support your summary using a minimum of one scholarly reference that supports or refutes the information on the HHS Web site.