Urgent HIPPA News! - page 2

Hi all, My name is Kimberly Tate and i thought that i would pass on a interesting hipaa article that was forwarded to me.I am not a nurse but work in cancer cell research.I know that this is... Read More

  1. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from oramar
    The law is aimed at institutions and how they manage information not individual healthcare persons...
    But Or, the institutions can only act through their individual personnel... that's all of us.

    In that regard, we're the hospital, etc.
  2. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Healthcare providers are legally permitted and encouraged to share pertinant pt info w/ each other and with other institutions, which are caring for the same pt. The problem is not HIPAA. The problem is people who have not educated themselves about it, and therefore inappropriately withold vital pt information from other caregivers.

    Most people can't even get the acronym right.


    http://www.hipaadvisory.com/regs/fin...cymod/uses.htm
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on May 14, '04
  3. by   ginger1023
    Thanks it was interesting ..informative reading....
    .....HIPAA was made to protect people ,but like any laws it has its flaws ..so you have to find your own way to find out information regarding someone ..you either care for or work for...
    often information is easier to get ,then you might think ...:chuckle
    If you REALLY want to find out something about someone....
    Last edit by ginger1023 on May 14, '04
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Healthcare providers are legally permitted and encouraged to share pertinant pt info w/ each other and with other institutions, which are caring for the same pt... The problem is people who have not educated themselves about it...
    The first part of the above is true. Challenges sometime creep in when attempting to accomplish the communication safely.

    On the second part, in the eyes of the law, think responsibility for furthering education / understanding of the reg's would generally fall on healthcare facilities.

    But, to clarify, neither issue relates to the question originally posed.

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