DISCUSSION 1 Describe data security and privacy threats within a health care system. What are the most
common causes of health information system breaches and how can these be prevented?
DISCUSSION 2 Which data elements of the patient record are considered protected health information
(PHI) and which record types across the EHR system are considered PHI? Provide reasoning and
DISCUSSION 3 Security Risk Analysis
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze the use of risk assessments and their influence within your
current or previous organization.
Write a 750-1,000-word paper that includes the following criteria:
1. Describe the top three internal and top three external risks currently threating PHI data within
your selected organization.
2. Explain how risk assessments are conducted within the organization.
3. Discuss who conducts these assessments and with what frequency.
4. Evaluate the importance of professionalism, including ethical principles and lifelong learning in
successful risk mitigation.
5. How do these assessments mitigate the risks you have identified?