Published on December 4, 2015
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Discussion Questions • People are sometimes shocked to realize how much personal data can be maintained in master patient indexes—such as marital status and problematic payment histories or cancellations. People are also surprised to realize how much medical information may be shared—for example, a doctor you are visiting for pneumonia may see that you are taking medications for mental illness. Do you think the benefits of master patient indexes outweigh the disadvantages, or have medical records gone too far in documenting and sharing private information? Explain your reasons. Respond to classmates by suggesting the kind of policy for master patient indexes you feel would be appropriate for your concerns.