"I was faxing over some patient data to a clinic. I didn't get a confirmation back so I checked the fax number and it was not correct and went to the wrong location. I could have just walked away and gone back to my desk, but not knowing who was on the receiving end of that data, I had to report the incident. I felt awful about it, but it was quickly resolved and if I would have said nothing, it could have escalated into a huge fine for the company. Plus, I'm an honest person, so I had to tell the truth."
"For example: "My neighbor got into a car accident a few weeks ago and she told me that some of her claims had been denied. She begged me to go into work to see what I could find out. I had to tell her there was no way I could do that and it was a huge HIPAA violation. I mentioned to her that she should call our eHealthInsurance call center and asked for Lynn, who I knew could help her. I felt bad that she put me in that position, but good I could give her a person to call who could hopefully address her concerns."