Book Title
Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals 5th Edition

978-0132574952 Chapter 22 Part 1

August 31, 2019
Hebda, Handbook of Informatics, 5/e Test Bank
Chapter 22
Question 1
Type: MCMA
The focus of disaster planning in electronic health care information should be on which of the following?
Standard Text: Select all that apply.
1. Ensuring that all patient care information is available in hardcopy
2. Safeguarding business continuity by protection of health care data
3. Supporting patient care by providing continual access to patient information
4. Recovery and restoration of health care data and information
5. Stopping all patient care until the disaster is over
Question 2
Type: MCSA
Which of the following occurrences may not qualify as a disaster?
1. A virus infects a walk-in clinic's electronic medical record (EMR) system and randomly deletes data on Friday
afternoon. The IT staff is on vacation.
2. The rheumatology department of a multi-specialty clinic is without analog telephone access for two hours
(computer network connections remain intact).
3. The health department is wiped out after a fire.
4. A hospital is without electrical power for 48 hours due to a hurricane and flooding.
Question 3
Type: MCSA
Which of the following statements are accurate about emergency and backup plans?
1. An emergency plan outlines steps to ensure the availability of resources for ongoing business and information
system processing operations whereas a backup plan provides direction during and immediately after an incident.
2. An emergency plan is tested routinely whereas a backup plan is only used if the emergency plan fails.
3. Emergency and backup plans are the same.
4. A backup plan outlines steps to ensure the availability of resources for ongoing business and information
system processing operations whereas an emergency plan provides direction during and immediately after an
Question 4
Type: MCSA
In continuity planning, which of the following is a component of the business impact assessment (BIA)?
1. Secure top management support
2. Establish continuity maintenance policies and procedures
3. Assess continuity plan for weaknesses
4. Determine critical functions of the organization
Question 5
Type: FIB
The two primary sources of data loss are ____ ____ and mechanical failure.
Standard Text:
Correct Answer: human error
Rationale : The two primary sources of data loss are human error and mechanical failure.
Global Rationale:
Cognitive Level: Analyzing
Client Need: Safe Effective Care Environment
Client Need Sub: Management of Care
Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Communication and Documentation
Learning Outcome:
Question 6
Type: MCSA
The 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week operations of health care providers make continuity of services essential. What
is the first line of defense in providing the continuous systems availability that is required in a health care setting?
1. Adequate firewall protection
2. Software redundancy
3. Installing anti-virus software
4. Hardware redundancy
Question 7
Type: MCSA
What is metadata?
1. Data stored off site in a cold storage facility
2. A set of data that provides information about how, when, and by whom data are collected, formatted, and stored
3. A backup copy of all data within an organization
4. A set of data that is transferred electronically over high-speed telephone lines to another site and set to expire at
the correct time
Question 8
Type: MCMA
The HIPAA security rule requires continuity planning and disaster recovery processes for protected health
information. Which of the following activities are required in order to safeguard protected patient information?
Standard Text: Select all that apply.
1. Lowering security requirements during a disaster
2. Development of disaster recovery processes
3. Establishment of a continuity plan
4. Creation, access, storage, and destruction of manual records
5. Give access codes and usernames to emergency personnel
Question 9
Type: MCSA
The Joint Commission suggests that organizations conduct at least how many emergency drill(s) per year?
1. One
2. Two
3. Three
4. Four
Question 10
Type: MCMA
A good continuity plan can anticipate problems and minimize losses incurred by damage. Which of the following
are advantages associated with continuity planning?
Standard Text: Select all that apply.
1. Strategies for correction of organization vulnerabilities
2. Allowing time for restoration of equipment, facility, and services
3. Means to capture information needed for regulatory and accrediting bodies
4. Providing continuity of client records and delivery of care
5. Complete protection against interruption in services
Question 11
Type: MCSA
Many health care agencies lack the infrastructure to accommodate and support information systems (IS) during an
environmental disaster. Which of the following can threaten IS during an environmental disaster?
1. A 10-day supply of fuel to power generators
2. Presence of excessive heat
3. Underground power lines
4. Housing IS in areas above the first floor