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Running head: UNIT 8 ASSIGNMENT HS 1011Unit 8 Assignment HS 101Case Study: “ A Day in the Life” of a healthcare professionalKarla ArteagaKaplan University School of Health Sciences
UNIT 8 ASSIGNMENT HS 101 Unit 8 Assignment HS 101This assignment is a case study through “ A Day in the Life” of a healthcareprofessional, where a patient has just left the office after having an outpatient surgeryprocedure. As you get ready to put away the patient´s file, you realize that the patient hasforgotten to take his prescriptions and after-care instructions sheets home with him. It is vitalfor proper healing and recovery for the patient to have these documents. You know you willhave to contact this patient so you look inside for his contact information and signed HIPAARelease of information form.1. Under HIPAA, are you legally allowed to view this patient´s medical information?Why or why not?Yes, I’m legally allowed to view this patient´s medical information because is my patient.Therefore, I ´m also responsible for his wellness and recovery, but I will have to be verycautious by the time that I will have to contact him. (Caldwell & Connor, 2014).