HIPPO Violations - page 2

i just saw an article on foxnews.com, and right down at the bottom, it mentioned that something was blah blah required by law...due to it being a hippa requirement. ugh. can't blame them, though,... Read More

  1. Visit  destova profile page
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    In the years I've been out of healthcare, I've been working as a freelance web designer. One of my clients sells HIS, EMR/EHR, and other medical software. One add on they offer is HIPAA training for hospitals and clinics. Imagine my surprise when the copy they send me for use on content pages says HIPPA Every. Single. Time.

    Call me crazy, but when you are positioning yourselves as "experts" on the topic, you should maybe spell it correctly!! Grrr
    GrnTea, sharonp30, wooh, and 3 others like this.
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  3. Visit  Rob72 profile page
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    If someone could identify a point of "Accountability", I might be bothered. It has made nothing "Portable", nor is there, "Accountability". Call it Viagra For Corporate Healthcare Attorneys, and I'll ride the bandwagon...
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  4. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
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    I was looking through the online P&P folders on my hospital's intranet last night, and there it was: The HIPPA folder.

    Frowny face.
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  5. Visit  akulahawkRN profile page
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    And here I was, sucked into this thread because I was wondering who was insane enough to violate Hippos!!! Then again, after reading about the HIPAA (and noting how many people have misspelled that over the years), maybe I have concluded that someone's hippo needed to be gored?
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  6. Visit  T-Bird78 profile page
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    Quote from Rob72
    If someone could identify a point of "Accountability", I might be bothered. It has made nothing "Portable", nor is there, "Accountability". Call it Viagra For Corporate Healthcare Attorneys, and I'll ride the bandwagon...
    The PORTABLE part is requiring COBRA insurance to be offered when you leave your employer. HIPAA covers a pretty wide range when you look at all of it.
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  7. Visit  BabyRN2Be profile page
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    It really didn't help when the clinic I was attending had a big poster expousing to get ready for the institution of "HIPPA" complete with dancing hippo. I bet they never get it right there.
  8. Visit  mizfradd profile page
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    Many many moons ago, I was taught it was HIPPA...the acronym for:
    Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act. Thus, the 2 p's in HIPPA.

    Just a few short yrs. later (& after having this permanently memorized)...the acronym changed to HIPAA for: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

    ARGGGHHH!!! It took me awhile to forget that first acronym.
    Maybe that's why there's still some confusion?!
  9. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    It really didn't help when the clinic I was attending had a big poster expousing to get ready for the institution of "HIPPA" complete with dancing hippo. I bet they never get it right there.
    Well, I hope she was wearing a tutu or a bow, because a HIPPA - is the girl. I just read a very informative article that contained a history and timeline of the whole HIPAA thing. It was very useful and used the correct acronym thoughout, but they couldn't resist using this as the accompanying picture ..

    Name:  HIPPO.jpg
Views: 240
Size:  9.4 KB . arrrrghhhh! Mixed messages!
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  10. Visit  wooh profile page
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    There was an awesome HIPAA joke on pinterest that I wanted to pin, but it was spelled HIPPA. So disappointing...
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  11. Visit  Sadala profile page
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    Quote from nursel56
    Well, I hope she was wearing a tutu or a bow, because a HIPPA - is the girl.
    Hope this is better:
    disney fantasia dance of the hours 3 hippopotamus - YouTube

    I had difficulty on a practicum and spent valuable time on a question where I was asked to "access" something shown in a photo. Took me a while to figure out that the instructor meant to "assess" it.
  12. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    The Portability part also refers to the fact that if you changed jobs, your new employer got a notice that you had had health insurance, and your coverage did not lapse or have a wait time even if the new employer only offers coverage by a different carrier.

    The Accountability part has to do with who will be accountable for maintaining patient privacy regarding private health information (PHI).

    The actual 1996 law never had "Privacy" in its title. The version you learned was someone's assumption because all they think about is the privacy aspect and they had to get it in there.
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  13. Visit  texasmum profile page
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    Great Boratz. Now I have to check ours tomorrow
  14. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
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    Quote from texasmum
    Great Boratz. Now I have to check ours tomorrow
    That's Bortaz the Great...NOT Great Boratz!


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