Scenario 2:A compliance officer receives a copy of a letter by an unknown sender. The letter states that the organization's patient database has been breached and in the letter there is a copy of a 20 patients listed with their demographic information, banking account information, and social security numbers along with a comment that the information about the patients was obtained as part of the breach. The letter indicates that a copy of the letter was also sent to the local newspaper to alert the newspaper that the organization has not protected its patients' information. The BEST course of action for the compliance officer to take is to:A. Contact the privacy officer for the hospital and pass the letter along to the privacy officer for follow up and subsequent actionB. Contact legal about the receipt of the letterC. Confirm whether the patient information listed in the letter is accurateD. Report the incident to the Office for Civil Rights as a breach using the online breach reporting portal.
Yes, these are exactly the types of questions that make up most of the exam content.
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Scot Lovejoy RPh. CHC CHPC
Chief Pharmacy Officer
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Scenario 1 – Going to say C
Scenario 2 – Going to say B, However, the answer about the Privacy Officer made me second guess.
Vicky Roe, RN CHC CPMA
Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc.
2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520
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