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Subject: HIPAA PAPER
Details: Research and identify the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

1. Who does this Act apply to?
2. What does this Act require?
3. Identify an e-business that is affected by this Act.
4. How should an e-business that is affected by this Act apply the requirements of the Act to its business to mitigate risk?
5. Assess the impact of ethics on this issue. Keep in mind the following quotation: ?The law often permits what honor forbids? (Bernard Joseph Saurin). Just because an e-business practice may be legal, is it necessarily ethical?

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o What are some ways to protect patient information so that the practice is HIPAA compliant?

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