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. Contacting family members after OR death...HIPAA?
    by AllRNAllOR Apr 17
    7
    toomuchbaloney
  2. admin shows her family the psych unit
    by camrn56 Feb 24
    8
    angelabLPN
  3. The answer: Is this a HIPAA violation?
    Article FAQs Poll by GrnTea Apr 4, '12
    11
    GrnTea
  4. Is there a legal way to do this...
    by RN-Cardiac Feb 7
    67
    GrnTea
  5. Fired unfairly, vicious caregivers
    by nurse_jess Apr 14
    4
    systoly
  6. Not sure if this is a HIPAA violation...anyone an expert?
    by Jory May 2, '12
    15
    toomuchbaloney
  7. How could I have handled this better?
    by ClaraRedheart Feb 19
    3
    toomuchbaloney
  8. Unbelievable
    by FlyingScot Apr 2
    33
    sissiesmama
  9. Please help! Was this a hippa violation?
    Poll by rn865 Feb 25
    24
    toomuchbaloney
  10. Newborn pictures posted on social media?
    by sandybyrd79 Feb 6
    8
    Ruas61
  11. Prospective employee's psych hx
    by ashleed Mar 9
    17
    Jory
  12. Difference between Institutional and Community
    by adr22367 Mar 25
    3
    toomuchbaloney
  13. HIPAA compliance question
    by hea.hipaa Mar 20
    4
    GrnTea
  14. Posting Licensed Number in social media
    by nomad29 Feb 24
    16
    Jory
  15. HIPAA violation
    by Flapjack ditty Mar 18
    10
    toomuchbaloney
  16. Was this a HIPAA violation
    by blkbusa13 Mar 14
    6
    ambiance
  17. hipaa violation or not?
    by 1MiMi1 Feb 21
    20
    GrnTea
  18. ethical problems regarding confidentiality
    by nursingsteph Feb 22
    5
    GrnTea
  19. So what is a Hipaa violation, anyway?
    by lulain Nov 23, '12
    12
    IrishErin
  20. Pt's FB pictures of me
    by rse3 Jan 24
    232
    Mulan
  21. HIPAA
    by angbillville Feb 12
    12
    NicuGal
  22. Question for a new student
    by yourrn1969 Feb 10
    13
    RN-Cardiac
  23. False Documentation
    by Daytona.67 Jan 29
    10
    caliotter3
  24. Patient wants to connect on LinkedIn
    by otilika Jan 29
    7
    MrChicagoRN
  25. writing a letter to deceased patient's foster family
    by anon456 Jan 19
    6
    ArtClassRN
  26. Nosey nurse
    by Caleb_RN225 Jan 20
    14
    NicuGal
  27. HIPAA and picking patients
    by cathering Jan 13
    11
    cathering
  28. do i have a right to be upset / concerned?
    by Sezgirl86 Dec 25, '13
    79
    Ruby Vee
  29. Reviewing Patient EMR After Transfer
    by Paco-RN Jan 4
    8
    psu_213
  30. sources for HIPAA information
    by starintn Jan 5
    1
    Esme12
  31. Is asking for info in lobby a HIPAA violation?
    by rse3 Dec 23, '13
    9
    Glycerine82
  32. License Surrendered due to HIPAA volation
    by twhite305 Jan 2
    5
    Esme12
  33. HIPAA question
    by >--stethoscope--o Dec 11, '13
    7
    KelRN215
  34. Nurse Posts About a Patient on Facebook ... Duty to Report?
    by Paco-RN Mar 21, '13
    45
    ArtClassRN
  35. Is video taping the room setup, drapes, staff during surgery a violation?
    by T. Racine Nov 23, '13
    15
    OCNRN63
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