Hospital Pharmacy Technician

Example 1:

A 17 year old male, hospitalized with a diagnosis that my son dealt with 4 years ago. I make the comment, "poor guy, my son went through that". I didn't look in his chart, only the admission reason on the track board.

Example 2:
A patient is admitted, using "more than normal" amounts of a compounded medication. I look into the chart, note the rate the medication is running at. Do the math and tell the Rph how much will be needed until the morning. Our pharmacy isn't staffed 24/7. Not having enough medication would require a call the pharmacist on call, getting them out of bed to make a medication

Are either of these HIPAA violations?

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No, these aren't HIPPA Violations as far as I know
by: David

The first example, there was definitely not a HIPPA violation.

In the second example, from what I know, the pharmacy was going to be contacted anyway, eventually, to get more medication for the patient.

I may be wrong, but I don't see any HIPPA violations here.

Check with your pharmacist just to be 100% sure.

Thanks for the question.

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