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Answer Key Question 1 See full question According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) passed in 1996, clients: You Selected: have the right to copy their health records. Correct response: have the right to copy their health records. Explanation: HIPAA affords clients the right to see and copy their health records, update their health records, and get a list of disclosures that a health care institution has made for the purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations. Clients have the right to request a restriction on certain uses or disclosures and choose how to receive this health information. HIPAA includes punishments for anyone caught violating client privacy, but these punishments are not directed at the client because HIPAA was implemented to protect the privacy of an individual's health information. Reference: Taylor, C., et al. Fundamentals of Nursing , 8th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2015, p. 343 Question 2 See full question A nurse uses the computer to access health records of the clients. What care should the nurse take when using a computer to access health records? You Selected: The password and access number should be kept secret and changed regularly. Correct response:
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The password and access number should be kept secret and changed regularly. Explanation: Under HIPAA regulations, the access number and password are assigned to authorized personnel, such as a nurse, who use the computer for health records. These are to be kept a secret and changed regularly. The password and access number are not shared with anyone, including the physician, client, or auditors. Reference: Taylor, C., et al. Fundamentals of Nursing , 8th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2015, p. 351. Chapter 16: Documenting, Reporting, Conferring, and Using Informatics - Page 351 Question 3 See full question Which of the following clinical situations is addressed by the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? You Selected: A client has asked a nurse if he can read the documentation that his physician wrote in his chart. Correct response: A client has asked a nurse if he can read the documentation that his physician wrote in his chart. Explanation: Among the provisions of HIPAA are clients' rights to see and read their medical records. Negotiation with an insurance provider, the necessity of a second opinion, and out-of-state care are aspects of care that fall within the specific auspices of HIPAA.
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