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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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Summary of Basic Access Control

Access control consists of policies and access control information. The access control information falls into some general categories: patient, user, resource, and context. Policies are where all the logic resides (Figure 28-1). The access control information is simply available information that a policy may have included as part of the logic. For example, a consent policy may indicate that any data created during a specific time period in the past be kept very restricted to just the patient and the author of that data. It is the policy that is calling for the inspection of the access control information to determine what the access control rule will allow or deny. Thus, it is the policies that ultimately choose ...

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