allowed to view what was needed out of the file. In this case it was the patient’s contact information and HIPAA Release of Information form. I would not be allowed to view the entire file. Additionally, getting the after-care recovery sheets and prescriptions to the patient would be to assist him and beneficial for his health regarding his recovery (Stanford and Conner, 2014).
2. In this case, how would you be able to correct your error and provide the missing documents and instructions to the patient while still protecting patient confidentiality under HIPAA? I would check his medical file for a HIPAA Release of Information form and contact information only, to find out to whom the information could be released to. If the phone number in the file was a personal cell phone, I would call the number and ask to speak to the patient. After verifying the patient, I would identify myself along with the medical facility. I would then let him know that he left his after-care recovery sheets and prescriptions at the office and to please make arrangements to pick them up. If the patient did not answer his personal cell phone, I would not leave a message and call back later. If the phone number in his medical file was a home phone number and there was an additional person at the residence on his HIPAA Release of Information form, after calling the residence I would first ask to speak to the patient. If the
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- Summer '16
- Physician, Conner, Residency