Your project this week deals with confidentiality and scope of practice issues. You’ll also deal with correcting an error made in regards to patient care. You will be evaluated on each project on the accuracy of your responses, the completeness of your responses, your ability to think critically about each situation and your overall writing ability. Your responses to the questions below should be constructed in complete sentences using proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Your project should be submitted to the dropbox by the end of Unit 8.
Your Name: Shayla Lewis
Unit 8 Project Questions: Part I
1. Under HIPAA, are you legally allowed to view this patient’s medical information? Why or why not?
Yes. Under HIPAA you are not legally allowed to view a patients medical information unless you have written consent, but because he just had outpatient surgery and signed a HIPAA release of information form so you are able to view his information.
2. 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?
I would contact the patient by phone, mail or email. Based upon what he said on his contact form that’s how I would contact the patient. I would ask him if he wanted to come in and pick up his prescription and treatment papers or call his pharmacy and mail his treatment papers in the mail to the address of his choice and explain to him what to do as his treatment papers say if they was coming through the mail.
3. Besides a HIPAA Patient Release of Information form, list 4 other items that are found in the medical record.
The 4 other things found in a medical record is the patients complete name, address, phone numbers, social security number and other important information. The doctors notes and diagnosis and treatment information. Laboratory test results. Family medical history.
4. Legally, does the patient or...