How Information Security is taught in Health Information Management textbooks


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I'm a non-traditional student in my senior year majoring in computer science (my focus is not cybersecurity, but I know enough to know I don't know much). I graduate next May. I am minoring in health data analytics, which I've discovered has no analytics and is just a bunch of terrible HIM classes using worthless AHIMA textbooks.

I thought you all might get a kick out of this case study assignment I am working on.

You are the HIM director at a new long-term care facility. You are working with IT to develop access controls for your staff, which will consist of two coders, one scanner tech, one chart analyzer, one clerk who will handle release of information and incomplete records, and three transcriptionists.

  1. Analyze the three different types of access controls noting the differences.

  2. Recommend which type of access control to assign to each staff member.

If that's not enough, under the topic of access control, the textbook lists "role-based authentication", "user-based authentication", and "context-based authentication". They seem to be very consistent at mixing up terms. On the very next page, it has a table titled "3 methods of access control" and lists something you know, something you have, something you are. Again, mixing up terminology.

There are so many layers of problems. That long-term care facility having all that HIM staff is just icing on the cake!

I'm not asking for help doing an assignment, but I am curious as to what some of you would come up with as answers. The more comical the better.

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