Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Library Research Assignment

Discuss some of the known positives and the potential conflicts between Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Privacy Act of 1974. Both of the enacted Acts were attempting to protect citizens and their rights. Please use the CTU library to research the histories of both Acts, and answer the following:

  • What did each Act attempt to accomplish?
  • Are both Acts in place and active today?
  • Are there parts of the Acts that conflict with each other or with the way that health care is delivered today?

Note: Use APA style to cite at least 2 scholarly references.