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Upon reading this scenario, my first thought was why didn’t she properly identify which chart she was working in? Despite the same last names, the two individuals would have differentdates of birth and proper patient identifiers should have been used. In most healthcare facilities, there are protocols in place when patients have similar sounding names or the same last name. Further, most healthcare organizations have training to ensure that any staff members involved with patient identification understand the importance of adhering to procedures. According to Sherwood & Barnsteiner, “ …most healthcare organizations require HIPAA training before employees are allowed to access charts” (2017, p. 181).I certainly feel it was a breach of confidentiality when she shared with the supervisor that

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