| Improper Uses and Disclosures |
Accessing family member´s; friend´s; co-worker´s P
Is it okay to access a co-worker’s electronic medical record to find out his/her home address to send flowers?No. You should only access the patient’s information for work related purposes. The patient’s home address is considered PHI and should be protected in the same way as other PHI identifiers. If you wish to send flowers, the co-worker or his/her friends/family member should provide you the information or you can obtain it through other methods not related to accessing the patient’s medical or financial record.