HIPAA Three months latter...



  1. Prescription for Privacy
    New HIPPA confidentiality rules change the way nurses handle patient information
    By John M. Leighty
    July 2, 2003
    http://www.nurseweek.com/news/features/03-07/hippa.asp

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    Everything settling down at your facility now that regs have been in place three months?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   teeituptom
    Hi Ya'lll


    KNOCK KNOCK


    Response= Who there



    Hippa



    Response= Hippa Who



    I cant tell you



    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    what tom said.

    people are getting upset cause we can't help them at all. we just refer all calls/inquiries to the patient/family. they will get used to it, eventually.
  5. by   nowplayingEDRN
    It really wasn't such a big deal for me as I only ever said that the patient was stable and resting comfortably and then refered further questions to the family. The biggest challenge for me is, working in a Military Hospital, knowing who has a right to what info. That is where things get all wadded up in reference to HIPPA.


    BTW.....loved the cute knock-knock joke....:chuckle
  6. by   missionnurse
    I live deep in the heart of Georgia in a small enough town that everyone knows everyone else's business. This privacy stuff is really hard to enforce here!

    There are literally "church" people who come to the hospital and just walk the hall of the med-surg floor, "visiting."

    We all know they are simply checking out who's had what! And the pastors?!! Wow! They are often called in immediately. Now I have no problem with pastors caring for their people...but geeze the gossip that goes on!

    Enforcing all these new laws is going to be interesting in this small, Bible-belt town!

    Anyone else have this problem??
  7. by   live4today
    Originally posted by teeituptom
    Hi Ya'lll


    KNOCK KNOCK


    Response= Who there



    Hippa



    Response= Hippa Who



    I cant tell you



    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle :roll :chuckle

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