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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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Data Treated at the Highest Level of Confidentiality

Healthcare information, when communicated, needs to be protected at the highest level of confidentiality of any part of the information being communicated. This means that if a package of data is being sent to another party and most of the information is normal health information but one diagnosis is of a sensitive nature, then the whole package must be considered sensitive. If the receiving system cannot handle sensitive information, then this package cannot be sent as is. It might be possible to revise the sensitive information, but this cannot be done if it will change the authenticity of the original authored content.

As data are handled, including internal movement of data as well as data ...

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