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Q231. While working in a private physician practice, you are asked to eliminate all unnecessary medical records. You can eliminate all medical records that are older that which of the following? 

A. 4 years 

B. 6 years 

C. 30 years 

D. 10 years 

Answer: D 

Explanation: All primary medical records must be retained for a period of at least ten years from the date of the patient's last episode of care regardless of the age or status of the patient. Answer: A is incorrect. 4 years is incorrect as this is the amount of time in which all primary dental records must be kept. Answer: B is incorrect. 6 years is incorrect as this is the amount of time in which all materials containing HIPAA information must be kept. Answer: C is incorrect. 30 years is incorrect as no medical information is required to be retained for 30 years. 

Q232. Which of the following data types encompassed in a patient's EHR would include discharge summaries? 

A. Images 

B. Numbers 

C. Text 

D. Signals 

Answer: C 

Explanation: Text data is a type of data that may be found in a patient's electronic health record. Examples of text data is history and physical evaluations and discharge summaries. Answer: B is incorrect. Numbers is incorrect as this data types usually is represented by ICD-9 codes, blood pressure readings and temperature readings. Answer: A is incorrect. Images is incorrect as this data type is normally represented by x-rays or document images. Answer: D is incorrect. signals is incorrect as this data type is normally represented by EEG tracings or EKG tracings. 

Q233. Your responsibility as a health care information technologist is to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of all drug prescriptions, laboratory tests and medical procedures. Which of the following types of information technology are you responsible for? 

A. Clinical IT 

B. Infrastructure IT 

C. Financial IT 

D. Administrative IT 

Answer: A 

Explanation: Clinical IT applications are used for prescription of drugs and ordering of laboratory tests and medical procedures. Answer: D is incorrect. Administrative IT is incorrect as these applications are used to make staff scheduling, patient registration and payroll procedures more efficient. Answer: C is incorrect. Financial IT is incorrect as these applications are used to improve the efficiency of billing and accounting practices. Answer: B is incorrect. Infrastructure IT is incorrect as these applications support the infrastructure of the health care facility. These applications include voice recognition for medical records and medical transcription as well as bar coding applications for medical devices and drugs. 

Q234. A private medical record or health record is a complex file that can include information from a wide variety of sources within an organization. Which of the following documents would be part of a patient health record?Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply. 

A. Accreditation report status of hospital 

B. Consultation reports from providers other than patient's primary physician 

C. Discharge summary 

D. Explanation of benefits 

Answer: BC 

Explanation: Information that is personal to the patient's health status, past, present and future is included in a medical record. The discharge summary is a clinical report prepared by a health professional at the conclusion of a hospital stay. It outlines the chief complaint, diagnostic findings, therapy administered and the patient's response to therapy and recommendations after discharge. Consultation reports are important information about the patient's health status and treatment decisions made. Answer: D is incorrect. An explanation of benefits is an insurance plan document that details what payments and copayments or coinsurance needs to be made by the patient or on behalf of the patient after treatment. This is a payment document, not a medical documents and would not be included in a medical record. Answer: A is incorrect. The patient medical record is a patient-centric document and accreditation reports or other information about the healthcare facility that is not specific to the patient would not be included in the private medical record of a patient. 


In the image, identify the interface used to connect a USB modem to a computer. 



Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a high speed bus standard developed by Compaq, IBM, DEC, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Northern Telecom. It provides the Plug and Play capability of Windows to external hardware devices. USB supports hot plugging, which means that a USB device can be installed or removed while the computer is running. A single USB port can be used to connect up to 127 peripheral devices, such as CD-ROM drives, tape drives, keyboards, scanners etc. USB 1.1 has a maximum data transfer rate of 12 Mbps, whereas USB 2.0 has a maximum data transfer rate of 480 Mbps. USB 2.0 is fully backward compatible with USB 1.1. 

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Q236. Which of the following is the most secure among the following encryption algorithms? 

A. 3DES 

B. RC4 



Answer: C 

Explanation: AES encryption is the most secure among DES, 3DES, and RC4 encryptions. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is an encryption standard that comprises three block ciphers, AES-128, AES-192, and AES-256, adopted from a larger collection originally published as Rijndael. Each AES cipher has a 128-bit block size, with key sizes of 128, 192, and 256 bits, respectively. The AES ciphers have been analyzed extensively and are now used worldwide, as was the case with its predecessor, the Data Encryption Standard (DES). AES is one of the most popular algorithms used in symmetric key cryptography. It is available in many different encryption packages. AES is the first publicly accessible and open cipher approved by the NSA for top secret information. Answer: A, B, D are incorrect. DES, 3DES, and RC4 encryptions are weaker than the AES encryption. 

Q237. You subscribe to a health care plan that provides health care services for a prepaid, fixed amount of reimbursement. Which of the following types of health insurance do you subscribe to? 


B. Point of Service 


D. Indemnity Plan 

Answer: A 

Explanation: Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) offers healthcare services for a prepaid fixed amount of reimbursement. In an HMO, providers and subscribers voluntarily enroll and the HMO assumes responsibility and financial risks. Answer: D is incorrect. Indemnity plan is incorrect as this type of plan allows you to visit any doctor, any hospital and direct your own care. Answer: B is incorrect. . Point of Service (POS) is an agreement where a patient is permitted to choose a provider each time healthcare service is required. Answer: C is incorrect. PPO or preferred provider organization is a network of physicians or healthcare organizations who provide healthcare at a discounted rate in return for higher patient volume. 

Q238. Nursing facilities and nursing homes are increasingly using electronic medical records and computerized order systems to care for complex patients. As an Healthcare IT professional, what kind of professionals will you be working with to implement these kinds of systems within a nursing home? are often run by a Director of Nursing, who is a registered nurse, and staffed by licensed nurses (LPN) and non-licensed nursing assistants. Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose all that apply. 

A. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) 

B. Nursing assistant staff 

C. Physicians 

D. Registered Nurses (RNs) 

Answer: ABD 

Explanation: Nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities are required to have registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants on staff at levels high enough to maintain patient health and quality of life. 

Q239. The HIPAA act prevents disclosure of health information to which of the following? 

A. The Patient 

B. Patient Representatives 

C. Department of Health and Human Services 

D. Patient Employer 

Answer: D 

Explanation: HIPAA act does not allow a patient's health information to be disclosed to a patients employer. Answer: A is incorrect. The Patient is incorrect as the patient has a right to know any and all information pertinent to his/her medical care. Answer: B is incorrect. Patient representatives is incorrect as health information can be disclosed to anyone a patient designates to represent them such as a family member or attorney. Answer: C is incorrect. Department of Health and Human Services is incorrect as patient information may be disclosed to the Department of Health and Human Services when it is conducting a compliance investigation or review or enforcement action. 

Q240. You are asked to make sure all computers within the facility are able to connect to the internet. This type of communication is an example of which of the following? 

A. Hierarchal Model 

B. WAN Technology 

C. Network Model 

D. LAN Technology 

Answer: B 

Explanation: WAN, or wide area network, technology this allows for communication among a large geographic environment such as two or more LANs connected via a telephone system or satellite. Answer: D is incorrect. LAN technology is incorrect as this refers to communication devices in a small geographic area such as PC and printer or PC and PC within a facility. Answer: A is incorrect. Hierarchal Model is incorrect as this is a database model, not a mode of communication, that uses the format of a typical parent-child arrangement, whereas, one piece of information can have many subordinated pieces. Answer: C is incorrect. Network model is incorrect as this is a database model, not a mode of communication, that is designed to allow the child to have more than one parent. This model is often referred to as the many to many model. 

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