Knock knock. Who's there? HIPAA. HIPAA who?

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  2. And, of course the answer to that question is ... I can't tell you that. This is a joke that's floated around for years. But, HIPAA is very serious. Passed by Congress in 1996, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is, in short, for the protection and confidential handling of protected health information. HIPAA is always lurking in the back of the minds of every Nurse: Does this violate HIPAA? I am being accused of violating HIPAA; will I be fired? Nurses everywhere receive education in their Nursing programs as well as from their healthcare employers. Are you HIPAA savvy?
    Last edit by Joe V on May 23, '16
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  4. by   Mhays
    Hello, my name is Marcy and I live in Virginia. Yes, I would say that I am very HIPPA savvy. In fact, I was told in one of my nursing jobs that if we were caught violating HIPPA, we would be terminated. My job took HIPPA very seriously. I liked your drawing and it did make me feel some humor into a very serious manner. In my book, it is OK to be serious and it is OK to take things into a more lighter humor way. When I look at the picture, I do not feel that the picture violates HIPPA. When I looked at the picture, it made me think of the whole situation in a more light manner. I do not believe that you would be terminated for what was on the picture, but it is hard to tell because I do not know where you work or what your supervisor would say. My best advice to you is to know your HIPPA rules and regulations in your own work place and follow those very closely. I hope this helps. Good luck to you. Marcy
  5. by   roser13
    Quote from Mhays
    Hello, my name is Marcy and I live in Virginia. Yes, I would say that I am very HIPPA savvy. In fact, I was told in one of my nursing jobs that if we were caught violating HIPPA, we would be terminated. My job took HIPPA very seriously. I liked your drawing and it did make me feel some humor into a very serious manner. In my book, it is OK to be serious and it is OK to take things into a more lighter humor way. When I look at the picture, I do not feel that the picture violates HIPPA. When I looked at the picture, it made me think of the whole situation in a more light manner. I do not believe that you would be terminated for what was on the picture, but it is hard to tell because I do not know where you work or what your supervisor would say. My best advice to you is to know your HIPPA rules and regulations in your own work place and follow those very closely. I hope this helps. Good luck to you. Marcy

    HIPAA

    Not HIPPA
  6. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from roser13
    HIPAA

    Not HIPPA
    I used to be responsible for grading a paper about HIPAA. More than 50% of them had the HIPPA error in them. Argggh......
  7. by   Garden,RN
    I think HIPAA needs improvements and simplification, I don't even like it as a patient. I am sick of signing HIPAA forms at every encounter for me and my children. It has become cumbersome.
  8. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from Mhays
    Hello, my name is Marcy and I live in Virginia. Yes, I would say that I am very HIPPA savvy.

    Lol. Ok.
  9. by   Garden,RN
    I dislike HIPAA, while there are good parts to it. It was much nicer when we were just trusted to act ethically and morally and I still look for that with my providers of health care. As a patient, I am sick of the whole thing as well.

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