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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Accountability

Patient care is paramount in the healthcare environment. The most effective approach to patient care involves open and cooperative access to the patient information for the diagnosis, treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. Teams of people work together to diagnose and treat a patient. Some of the team members are indirect and quite possibly remote. For example, it is common for a physician or other healthcare providers to enlist the opinion of specialists. This approach assumes and relies heavily on a well-defined and vetted user group that has been schooled in the proper ways to handle confidential information.

In a perfect world, each person who needs access to data is immediately granted access, and any inappropriate ...

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