Joe Researcher Asks For Access To Patient Records As Part Of A Research Project. What Should The Health Information Manager Do?


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Lynne Dwyer answered
Deny. It is doctor client confidence. It is illegal for care provider to give out personal info. If Joe wants to research a medical statistic, if he'll have to ask the patients himself.
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Dr. Jones run a rehab facility an is treating a psychotic drug user.  The patient suddenly abandons the facility, leaving a note that the plans to kill his ex-wife today.  The patient has left behind his antipsychotic medicine that he must take every two hours.  Dr jones?

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