The Consequences lack of Security Controls

The Consequences lack of Security Controls


The purpose of this assignment is to assess the results of an organization’s HIPAA risk assessment. This assignment has two parts. Review the “Case Study: Town of Grand Canyon” resourced and the “Case Study HIPAA Risk Assessment” spreadsheet, provided in the topic materials.

The “Case Study: Town of Grand Canyon” resource provides insight into the status of the organization and will help you ascertain its security posture in safeguarding electronic protected health information (ePHI). The case study will inform your answers on the “Case Study HIPAA Risk Assessment” spreadsheet.


Part 1: Access the “Case Study HIPAA Risk Assessment.” Complete columns E and F, which include a brief explanation of compliance and the HIPAA compliance status. Part 2: In a 500-750-word document, provide an executive summary in which you:

1. Describe the consequences for the lack of security controls in relation to meeting customer/patient privacy.

2. Provide brief recommendations for the town of Grand Canyon in resolving the deficiencies you have identified.

General Requirements:

Submit the executive summary (Word document) and spreadsheet (Excel) to your instructor. While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric.

Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.