Which of the following are things you should think about in regard to patient confidentiality? (Select all that apply)
How quickly you are getting your work done
Who will be at a meeting
How the client feels about their information being released
How you are keeping client information safe
By following HIPAA rules to keep Protected Health Information (PHI) safe, we allow the person served to feel free to be honest in telling us information because they know the information will not be spread around.
Staff directly involved in a person's care or treatment generally have access to their records. This consent is given in the admission agreement.
You walk into work one day and see a client that is an old friend of your family walking with another staff member. That evening, you mention to your spouse that Pete Jones is serviced at your organization. This is not a violation of Pete's confidentiality because you didn't read any health information, you just saw him there.
Prospective clients have the same HIPAA protection as current clients.
Protected Health Information (PHI) includes which of the following (Select all that apply)
Photos of clients
When discussing Protected Health Information (PHI), try to: (Select all that apply)
Lower your voice
Include all family members/caregivers
Move to a more private area
It is ok to discuss a client's personal information anywhere in our building, just not out in public.
Protected Health Information (PHI) about treatment or services received includes:
Only oral information
Only written information
Only electronic information
All of the above
When releasing Protected Health Information (PHI), you should release:
As much as possible to give the complete history
Only what is needed to satisfy the request
Only copies of the information written down in the chart, nothing electronic or talked about
When do we give clients notice of our privacy practices? (Select all that apply)
It is posted on our website for use anytime
Annually at their review meeting
Persons who would like to review a medical record or get copies should be referred to ________ so that viewing of the record can be done in the presence of that designated staff member.
The program manager