HIPAA help - page 3

by 2greeneyes

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I have a quick question about HIPAA. My sister and I got into a super big fight and I said something about her gastric bypass surgery on Facebook which was supposed to be a secret. Now some of her friends are saying since I am... Read More


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    As far as I can tell HIPAA stand for Health Information Probably Ain't (readily) Available... when needed act.
    Last edit by rn/writer on Feb 21, '12 : Reason: Removed off-topic question.
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    Nurse: "Man, I have a headache, and could really use another Tylenol."
    Idiots: "OMG U VIIIILATED HIPPO!!!!! UR A NURSE AND CANT TALK ABOUT THAT STUFF."

    That about sums up the jist of the OPs situation.
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    Violating a hippo? Sounds slightly problematic? Hummm, which reminds me, I got to get on my bucket list item number 19... Go on safari.
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    Quote from rngreenhorn
    Violating a hippo? Sounds slightly problematic? Hummm, which reminds me, I got to get on my bucket list item number 19... Go on safari.
    Violating a hippo? I don't know about where you're from, but in my state we frown on that kind of stuff.
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    Well, Texas of course.
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    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    Well, Texas of course.
    Dang, ditto.
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    You guys are funny.....this post is a year old....
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    Quote from Esme12
    You guys are funny.....this post is a year old....
    Well, some nice person posted yesterday that he/she was fired for HIPPO violation when he/she left a computer without logging out and the son of the patient got on the computer. I got the alert on my email, so decided to throw my considerable knowledge about HIPPO into the ring. I see that post is gone now... the poster wondered if he/she was now a criminal and what to say about the topic when applying of a new job. Of course we didn't really answer his/her question and instead pondered the options for violating a hippo in Texas, so maybe he/she got frustrated and took it down. Stay on topic people and stop violating the hippo.
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    I was the one who posted the comment yesterday about getting fired. Didn't know how to start a new thread but administrator helped. New thread key word, confidentiality. Thanks for support rngreenhorn.
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    Thanks rnnow... see I'm not crazy (thought I might have been for a bit). So, for your situation, I guess I don't have any advice. Cept to say, if you have a union in your previous hospital you should contact them, seems crazy to be fired for an infraction that anyone of us could (and have done). As far as what to tell a perspective employee, less is more--- you are under no obligation to reveil the gory details (let them find out on their own). And for the scumbag son who thinks it's OK to look at any computer, I'd find out where he lives, egg his house, key his car, and feed his dog a can of beans. Might also break into his facebook account and post status updates like "I have a low IQ, webbed toes, a prehensile tail, and a third nipple." Good luck in anycase.
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