This short HIPAA training course, Snooping (~4.5 mins), discusses when it is proper and improper to look at PHI. The course explains that just because a person has access to medical records does not entitle that person to examine PHI not relevant to that person’s job. The course discusses snooping into the PHI of celebrities, politicians, and famous people as well as snooping into the PHI of friends, co-workers, and family members.
The video uses interesting visuals and real life case examples to bring the course material alive and keep trainees engaged.
After the video, there are 4 quiz questions that test on and reinforce lessons in the video.
- Recognize when it is appropriate to look at PHI and when it isn’t
- Understand that snooping out of curiosity is a HIPAA violation with serious potential consequences
- Realize that it is improper to look at the PHI of friends, co-workers, or family members unless necessary for one’s job
- Learn that snooping is wrong not just when done out of curiosity but also when done out of concern for another person
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