Unit Eight Project
Unit 8 Project Questions: Part I
Under HIPAA, are you legally allowed to view this patient’s medical information? Why or why not?
All personal and confidential information should be limited to the bare amount of health
care professionals. Only to carry out medical treatment (MLAE).
In this case, how would you be able to correct your error and provide the missing documents to the patient while still protecting patient confidentiality under HIPAA?
You should contact the patient inform them you still have the documents, and ask if they
would like to come to get them (MLAE).
Besides a HIPAA Patient Release of Information form, list 4 other items that are found in the medical record. A privacy notice, acknowledgment that the privacy notice was received, a trading partner
agreement, and an agreement reached with a healthcare professional business associates (MLAE).
Legally, does the patient or the physician/healthcare facility own the medical record? Why?
The healthcare facility, but the patient can access them any time as long as the physician feels it will cause no harm to the patient (MLAE).
List 3 ways patient confidentiality is maintained in the reception/waiting area of a medical office.
Not discussing patient information in the lobby. Making sure computer screens are out of
patients sight. Also making sure patients files are not left open (MLAE).
A breach of confidentiality can result in what consequences for a health care professional?
This could result in possible termination, or possible civil action being taken (MLAE).
From the list of Interpersonal Ethics (found in Chapter 1 of the Fremgen text), please describe how any of those traits were demonstrated in your actions in this case scenario?
Respect by looking to make sure you could access his information (MLAE)....
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