• What are some safeguards that you think could be put into place to reduce fear among individuals and groups who oppose identifiable health data collection?
  • Do the benefits of confidential health data collection outweigh the risks? Why or why not?
  • What, according to you, is the purpose of HITECH?
  • What are the new notification requirements? Do you feel these are sufficient? Why or why not?
  • What possible HIPAA violations could occur with portable PHI?
  • What strategies should be put into place to make sure these violations do not occur?
  • What are the requirements that a covered organization must take in order to be in compliance with HIPAA?