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.

  1. Pictures of a deceased patient on social media HIPPA violation ?
    by Lolo260 Dec 5, '16
    7
    SentinelTruth
  2. Is greeting a patient by their first name verboten with Hipaa?
    by Midwestgal1 Jan 12
    6
    Horseshoe
  3. Work comp hipaa
    by Medic22 Jan 4
    11
    AliNajaCat
  4. Tatts and HIPAA
    by ShockMe Dec 19, '16
    18
    AliNajaCat
  5. Unknowing how to proceed
    by Kbailey04 Jan 11
    3
    Double-Helix
  6. I've been violated, doI have a case?
    by Cpayne77 Dec 28, '16
    7
    Buyer beware
  7. Did I say too much? Hipaa Violation?
    by Midwestgal1 Dec 18, '16
    6
    MunoRN
  8. Is it a HIPAA violation?
    by Stella_Blue Dec 4, '16
    5
    skitch885
  9. family member is patient of practice-HIPAA violation?
    by JordanRose Dec 9, '16
    4
    chare
  10. PDN Nurses-asking about previous pt's Hipaa violation?
    by smartnurse1982 Nov 30, '16
    9
    MunoRN
  11. OTC Medication Administration - The Legality
    by katie.ford Nov 13, '16
    3
    Double-Helix
  12. LVN keeps personal notes about patients
    by VegGal Nov 27, '16
    26
    nursel56
  13. Hipaa question help
    by Foxlern Nov 22, '16
    8
    Foxlern
  14. HIPPA
    by mercyforyou Nov 26, '16
    5
    Davey Do
  15. HIPAA and one's own spouse/partner
    • Closed
    by pmabraham Nov 23, '16
    41
    AN Admin Team
  16. Hipaa violation?
    by Pharmacygirl83 Nov 20, '16
    5
    KRVRN
  17. Personal Medical Records
    by tristanfall Nov 14, '16
    2
    Here.I.Stand
  18. Facebook nurses and patients
    by Annaleemabey Oct 4, '15
    87
    mEDrn85
  19. Are we breaking the law?
    by lewismug Nov 11, '16
    1
    HouTx
  20. am I screwed?
    by dnguyen318 Oct 26, '16
    7
    anitalaff
  21. Ethical dilemma HIV positive mother and baby
    by KatelynRodriguez Oct 24, '16
    5
    offlabel
  22. Is my nursing CYA brain taking it too far?
    by Kallie3006 Oct 12, '16
    9
    Kallie3006
  23. Is it wrong for a nurse to look at charts of patients not under their care?
    by michigannurse2014 Oct 7, '16
    8
    akulahawkRN
  24. Nurses can't be punished for violating HIPAA
    by MikeyBSN Feb 17, '13
    21
    michelenak23
  25. public school systems
    by lalonzo27 Oct 11, '14
    25
    doodlebuttRN
  26. Confidentiality Breach Consequences?
    by nursesunite22 Sep 26, '16
    7
    nursesunite22
  27. Student Nurse HIPPA Violation
    by MN17 Sep 1, '16
    12
    OCNRN63
  28. Friend violating HIPAA! What should I do?
    by FreshSun Aug 22, '16
    13
    FreshSun
  29. Patients taking selfies in clinical areas
    by whichone'spink Nov 2, '15
    43
    RestlessHeart
  30. is age part of HIPAA?
    by MNNICU, RN May 10, '16
    10
    carolinapooh

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