HIPAA and Nursing Challenges

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, affects all nurses in how we obtain and handle patient information. As patient confidentiality is a sacred trust, it is the duty of the Nurse to protect the integrity of the nurse-patient relationship. Come here to learn strategies on how to communicate with family members who demand information, how to check yourself as well as fellow colleagues and ensure accountability, discuss what is and is not acceptable information to release, and/or how to avoid disclosure pitfalls.

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  1. Do I have a right to a copy of my employee health file?
    by Clovery Jul 16
    15
    laKrugRN
  2. HIPAA violation?
    by haunani Jul 9
    25
    KRVRN
  3. Posting Licensed Number in social media
    by nomad29 Feb 24
    45
    xoemmylouox
  4. Hipaa violation
    by 123anonymous Jul 8
    5
    BuckyBadgerRN
  5. Social media in the hospital?
    • Closed
    by -knoxnurse- Jul 9
    4
    NRSKarenRN
  6. HIPAA Rule Violation
    by Divingfrog Jul 5
    3
    KelRN215
  7. Question about "stories"
    by beccaboo617101 Jun 26
    13
    GrnTea
  8. So what is a Hipaa violation, anyway?
    by lulain Nov 23, '12
    13
    Ashley Rhodes
  9. Is there a legal way to do this...
    by BrnEyedGirl Feb 7
    81
    withasmilelpn
  10. is this a Hipaa Violation?
    by ohmeowzer RN Jun 14
    13
    Esme12
  11. what happens next
    by ohmeowzer RN Jun 14
    3
    danggirl16
  12. My HIPAA dilemma
    by wizski Jun 7
    15
    Esme12
  13. Prospective employee's psych hx
    by ashleed Mar 9
    24
    Heathermaizey
  14. Woman sues hospital after med records posted on FaceBook
    by GrnTea Jun 5
    29
    SionainnRN
  15. Is making appts for friends/family/ a hipaa violation?
    by hhnurse0407 May 15
    7
    BuckyBadgerRN
  16. Did my friend violate HIPAA by telling me this?
    by virgo7598 Jun 5
    6
    caliotter3
  17. define business need to know
    by Mortpm1 Jun 5
    3
    GrnTea
  18. test results
    by kmjohnson924 May 21
    7
    KelRN215
  19. Was it or was it not?
    by T-Bird78 Jun 3
    6
    psu_213
  20. Cincinnati, OH Hospital accused
    by applesxoranges Jun 4
    1
    TriciaJ
  21. Violation?
    15
    amoLucia
  22. Sharing cardiac rhythm tracing without any evidence of pt identification...violation?
    by heather in ohio May 20
    6
    GrnTea
  23. Is this a violation of HIPAA
    by sdj73 May 18
    5
    ktwlpn
  24. Hospice in an ALF and HIPAA
    by Race Mom May 2
    39
    MunoRN
  25. Did I violate HIPAA?
    19
    SNurseKylam
  26. Accused of HIPPA
    by arodgz Apr 20
    16
    Here.I.Stand
  27. Newborn pictures posted on social media?
    by sandybyrd79 Feb 6
    28
    Ruby Vee
  28. Patient wants to connect on LinkedIn
    by otilika Jan 29
    21
    BuckyBadgerRN
  29. Patient accuses me of HIPAA violation
    by prnqday Apr 20
    16
    akulahawkRN
  30. Unbelievable
    by FlyingScot Apr 2
    35
    Ivanna_Nurse
  31. How could I have handled this better?
    by ClaraRedheart Feb 19
    4
    Jory
  32. The answer: Is this a HIPAA violation?
    Article FAQs Poll by GrnTea Apr 4, '12
    12
    Jory
  33. Contacting family members after OR death...HIPAA?
    by AllRNAllOR Apr 17
    8
    T-Bird78
  34. admin shows her family the psych unit
    by camrn56 Feb 24
    8
    angelabLPN
  35. Fired unfairly, vicious caregivers
    by nurse_jess Apr 14
    4
    systoly
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