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Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information (HIPAA)

1. As a nurse, how can you help cultivate patients? trust?

A. Maintain accurate information in patients? records

B. Make sure patients have a way to request electronic access to their medical records

C. Ensure patients? health information is accessible to authorized representatives when needed

D. All of the above


2. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. The Privacy Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information.

B. The Privacy Rule sets national standards for the security of electronic Protected Health Information.

C. The Security Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information.

D. The Security Rule limits national standards for the security of electronic Protected Health Information.


3. HIPAA does not protect the provision of health care to an individual.

A. True

B. False


4. Who must comply with HIPAA rules?

A. Health plans

B. Health care clearinghouses

C. Health care providers who conduct certain standard administrative and financial transactions in electronic form

D. All of the above


5. A covered entity may not disclose a patient's immunization records to a school unless individual authorization is provided in writing.

A. True

B. False


6. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. The Privacy Rule restricts the use and disclosure of de-identified health information.

B. The Privacy Rule does not restrict the use or disclosure of de-identified health information.

C. If data is de-identified in the manner prescribed by HIPAA, it is protected health information.

D. Just removing the identifiers specified in the Privacy Rule may make information de-identified.


7. HIPAA rules do not apply to substance abuse information.

A. True

B. False


8. Which of the following must be covered by a Notice of Privacy Practices?

A. A description of how a covered entity will disclose protected health information

B. A specification of individuals? rights

C. Details of the covered entity's duties to protect privacy

D. All of the above


9. A nurse is providing health care for a 58 year-old male patient. The patient asks the nurse for a copy of his protected health information. How should the nurse respond?

A. The nurse should tell the patient he has no right to his protected health information.

B. The nurse should tell the patient he has limited access to his protected health information.

C. The nurse should tell the patient he can have a copy of his protected health information in a designated record set.

D. None of the above


10. HIPAA's Security Rule establishes a national set of minimum security standards for protecting all electronic protected health information.

A. True

B. False


11. Which of the following statements regarding email and texting health information is most accurate?

A. HIPAA's Security Rule applies to patients

B. A patient may not send health information to a health care professional using email or texting that is not secure.

C. The health information becomes protected by the HIPAA Rules when a health care professional receives it.

D. The health information becomes protected by the HIPAA Rules as soon as a patient sends it.


12. Meaningful Use Privacy requirements address patient’s rights to which of the following?

A. Health information protected from unauthorized access

B. The ability for a patient to access their health information

C. The ability of a patient to restrict health information

D. Both A and B


13. An organization's security officer will be responsible for developing and maintaining security practices to meet HIPAA requirements.

A. True

B. False


14. Which of the following is an example of a Physical Safeguard?

A. Building alarm systems

B. Locks on office doors

C. Written policies and procedures

D. Both A and B


15. An organization's action plan should address all five HIPAA security components.

A. True

B. False


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