Maintain patient and data confidentiality in the administrative and management environment.
Maintenance should include
- identifying types of communication and information that should be kept confidential
- identifying methods for ensuring the confidentiality of communication and information
- explaining the importance of patient and data confidentiality
- adhering to HIPAA security and privacy standards for healthcare transactions.
- What is the distinction between patient confidentiality and data confidentiality? What are examples of each in the context of a pharmacy setting?
- What potential harm to the patient could result if confidentiality was not maintained in the administrative and management environment of the pharmacy? What potential harm to the pharmacy could result?
- What is the importance of HIPAA in pharmacy administration and management?
- What are examples of patient-protected health information (PHI)?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand civil liberties and civil rights by
- examining the Bill of Rights, with emphasis on First Amendment freedoms;
- analyzing due process of law expressed in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments;
- explaining how the Supreme Court has applied most of the protections of the Bill of Rights to the states through a process of selective incorporation;
- investigating and evaluating the balance between individual liberties and the public interest; and
- examining how civil liberties and civil rights are protected under the law.
The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by
- exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
- obeying the law and paying taxes;
- serving as a juror;
- participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
- performing public service;
- keeping informed about current issues;
- respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
- practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
- demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
- practicing patriotism.
Other Related Standards
Code of Virginia Statutes Related to Pharmacy Technicians
Va. Code §32.1-127.1:03 — Patient health records privacy
HOSA Competitive Events
Health Science Events
Knowledge Test: Medical Law and Ethics
Knowledge Test: Pharmacology
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Examination Required Knowledge
I. Assisting the Pharmacist in Serving Patients