Evaluate an information governance program used to manage data

The purpose of this assignment is to define and evaluate an information governance program used to manage data within a health care organization. Review Chapter 3 in Healthcare Information Security and Privacy to facilitate completion of this assignment.

Evaluate an information governance program used to manage data

You are working for an organization that currently does not have an information governance program in place. Your goal is to draft a proposal to executive leadership on the significance of adopting and implementing an information governance program.

Write a 1,500-word executive summary that contains the following information:
Overview of Information Governance Framework

Firstly, provide a summary of an information governance framework.
Secondly, explain the importance of an information governance framework to health care operations.
Thirdly, describe how information governance frameworks assists in the adherence to HIPAA regulations.
Fourthly, briefly list and describe at least five components necessary for an information governance framework (i.e., records management, disaster recovery, information management, configuration management, etc.).

Definition of Components

For each of the listed components, provide a section that includes the following:

Description of the purpose, implementation, and impact the component has within a health care organization.
Explain the risks of not having the component in place and how it reduces or mitigates the risk to electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Identify how the component influences an organization’s ability to adhere to HIPAA regulations.
Explain how an information governance framework assists in the development of HIPAA policies and procedures.
Provide an external resource to support your argument.


Provide a conclusion with a recommendation to leadership for implementing the proposed information governance framework and also associated components presented, including the benefits the program will provide for ensuring patient privacy.
General Requirements:

An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.