Quiz On HIPAA Privacy And Security! Trivia Questions

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Quiz On HIPAA Privacy And Security! Trivia Questions

Computers have become one of the best ways to reduce paper storage at the medical facilities, and almost every patient's information is stored on a computer. HIPAA has some rules that facilities should follow in order to secure this data and defend the rights of privacy when it comes to health information. Refresh your understanding of the in this trivia questions quiz on HIPAA privacy and security. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you need help remembering a password you only use occasionally, which is the most secure way?
    • A. 

      Save it in your computer

    • B. 

      Hide it under your mouse pad

    • C. 

      Disguise it as an address in your address book

    • D. 

      Tell your most trusted coworker

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” rule means computer users should be able to access only the information needed to do their jobs. In which of the following ways could this apply to access in a hypothetical computer system (note that specific systems differ in their ability to enforce the minimum necessary principle)?
    • A. 

      If you work in dermatology, you can only access dermatology patients’ computer records

    • B. 

      If you work in registration, you can see and update demographic and insurance data, but you can’t access clinical data in the system

    • C. 

      If you only work with patients on the fifth floor, you can only access fifth floor patients’ computer records

    • D. 

      If you only work Monday through Friday, you can’t log on over the weekend

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Privacy and security incidents must be reported and investigated. Which of the following might indicate an incident or breach that should be followed up and possibly reported?
    • A. 

      You see a computer left logged on and unattended

    • B. 

      You see someone’s password posted on a sticky note or taped to her stethoscope

    • C. 

      You see someone you don’t recognize wandering around without a badge in a restricted area such as a records room, a lab, or the data center

    • D. 

      You overhear a conversation about a patient in the elevator

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    HIPAA is federal law, and violations may lead to civil and criminal penalties. Which of the following are possible steps that an organization may take when there is serious patient privacy or security violation?
    • A. 

      Termination of employment or work relationship

    • B. 

      Reporting to licensing boards

    • C. 

      Notification to law enforcement

    • D. 

      Notification to the Department of Health and Human Services

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    If you are permitted to work at home, which of the following is a good privacy and security precaution?
    • A. 

      Set up your computer away from household traffic

    • B. 

      Don’t leave your computer logged on and unattended unless you are alone and returning

    • C. 

      Lock up work-related papers and disks/CDs before leaving the area

    • D. 

      Lock up laptop or portable computing devices, such as personal digital assistants, when not in use

    • E. 

      All of the above

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