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Accessing family member´s; friend´s; co-worker´s P
I found out that a co-worker is in the hospital and would like to visit him/her. Is it okay to access her electronic medical record to find out her room location?No. You should only access the patient’s information for work related purposes. The room location is considered PHI and should be protected in the same way as other PHI identifiers. If you wish to visit the co-worker, the co-worker should provide you with his/her room number or you can call the main operator and ask for information on the patient as any other visitor would do.