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- Name one of the many safeguards that a medical office, clinic, and even a hospital can implement to prevent the loss of a record.
- Name two guidelines that should be followed if a medical record has been subpoenaed, or requested by the court.
- When utilizing facsimile machines, copy machines, or e-mail, several precautions need to be taken. List two, and why the precautions are necessary.
- Some states have passed statutes that define what must be contained in the medical record. Many of these statutes reflect the accreditation requirements of JCAHO. List two of these requirements.
- Provide one example of a problem associated with the implementation of HIPAA’s Privacy Rules, where a person either wants or needs access to a patient, but access is restricted because of concern for violating the rules.
- Ethical concerns related to Information Technology (Informatics) presents unique problems. List one and provide an example.