Watch the HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 video.  In 250-300 words, summarize this law and discuss its impact on healthcare professionals.  What is meant by “privacy” and “confidentiality” as it relates to healthcare services?  Name and discuss two kinds of threats to medical privacy, as well as possible solutions or ways of protecting this information.  Please include a minimum of two academic references in APA format and cite them appropriately.  Respond to at least two of your classmates

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Go to the government websites and explore the various reference databases for topics of interest.  Watch the Visible Human Project & Human patient simulators videos and look at the ADAM software.  In 250 – 300 words,

Describe the various types of resources found on the internet for health information.

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Discuss how one can judge the reliability of this information (page 229 of textbook).

What are the pros and cons of using the Internet as a resource for health information?

Please include a minimum of two academic references in APA format and cite them appropriately

For this assignment, you will submit a two-page Annotated Bibliography of the five scholarly sources that you will use for your Final Project.  Your Annotated Bibliography must be in APA format and each reference must be followed by a short summary of the source as well as an analysis of how it is relevant to the topic of your project.  Examples of an Annotated Bibliography are available in the Ashford Writing Center.

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Required Text

Burke, L. & Weill, B.  (2009).  Information technology for the health professions.  Upper Saddle River: Pearson.  ISBN: 978013159338.

Required Websites

U.S. National Library of Medicine.  Retrieved on May 17, 2010 from

This site contains links to PubMed, MedlinePlus and other resources for information and research.

National Center for Biotechnology Information.  Retrieved on May 17, 2010 from