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    Speculate under what circumstances a health unit coordinator could be held accountable for violating patient confidentiality, when faxing patient records. Would the health care employer also be held accountable in this situation? Why or why not?

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    Some of the duties that health unit coordinators are responsible for include maintaining patient's charts, filing and reading doctor's orders for patient charts. Health unit coordinators may be held accountable for making simple mistakes regarding the confidentiality of patient records. They may fax patient records to an incorrect department of the hospital or health care facility. Patient records may even be erroneously sent to a wrong outside location. For example there was a situation in California where it was reported that patient hospital records were mistakenly sent to a ...

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    HIPPA law is clearly contextualized. Employer accountability is also examined.