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. Crossing a line?
    by nurse4littles Nov 28, '13
    23
    TheGooch
  2. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    by JTinKY Oct 30, '13
    14
    Meriwhen
  3. HIPAA and Advocate for competent patient
    Poll by akn1563 Nov 2, '13
    33
    Susie2310
  4. New to office... now I wonder if I have violated..
    by Oedgar Oct 18, '13
    5
    T-Bird78
  5. Kicked out of class for a "HIPAA" violation?
    • Closed
    by Trip_McNeelyRN2b Oct 20, '13
    96
    Esme12
  6. Contact Precautions
    by WanderLust07 Oct 11, '13
    2
    GrnTea
  7. is this "allowed"?
    by sassyann8585 Oct 10, '13
    6
    GrnTea
  8. Possible termination for HIPAA violations
    by Magnolia619 Sep 22, '11
    95
    krisiepoo
  9. Why do I even bother anymore?
    • Closed
    by SionainnRN Sep 28, '13
    21
    SionainnRN
  10. Is this a violation?
    by DizzyLizzyNurse Sep 19, '13
    8
    KelRN215
  11. Don't look at the charts!
    by green34 Sep 18, '13
    3
    krisiepoo
  12. HIPAA
    by AOttinger Sep 13, '13
    5
    GrnTea
  13. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    by studentCL2009 Sep 17, '11
    47
    Saiderap
  14. Important information on HIPAA and business associates
    by GrnTea Sep 10, '13
  15. Reporting a hipaa violation
    • Closed
    by kjnsweets Sep 6, '13
    6
    VickyRN
  16. Hippa violation
    by Purpletee36 Sep 4, '13
    3
    MunoRN
  17. HIPAA and former patients
    by utterlydelirious Sep 4, '13
    2
    GrnTea
  18. HIPAA Violation Help
    • Closed
    by SummerLei Aug 18, '13
    6
    SummerLei
  19. I Feel Like My Privacy Was Violated
    by RNGuy12 Aug 12, '13
    11
    Balder_LPN
  20. Nurses: Did you find learning to document a difficult task?
    by northmississippi Aug 4, '13
    8
    chrisrn24
  21. Is it really a violation of H.I.P.P.A. law to share your concerns with the doctor?
    by Saiderap Jul 9, '13
    13
    Orca
  22. HIPAA regulation -  audit of activity in patient records?
    by beccaleelee Jul 29, '13
    6
    BloomNurseRN
  23. Family refusing pt discharge - California
    by Enthused RN Jul 23, '13
    20
  24. Reddit and HIPAA
    by SionainnRN Jul 16, '13
    6
    ScarletCeylonRN
  25. 2013 HIPAA Updates Just Published
    by GrnTea Mar 22, '13
    2
    GrnTea
  26. Is this against hippa?
    by mstacyi Jul 13, '13
    10
    BlueDevil,DNP
  27. Why isn't this a HIPAA issue?
    by anashenwrath Jul 7, '13
    6
    Meriwhen
  28. Your EMR, really safe? Don't bet on it.
    by TBlase Jul 13, '13
    5
    classicdame
  29. Can I write to a deceased patients family?
    by Rn112389 Jul 9, '13
    14
    GrnTea
  30. Reporting meds to the Police when a patient dies....HIPAA?
    by tewdles May 25, '13
    73
    PNWxplant
  31. When the patients shares their health information and nurses pick up on it
    by anon456 May 19, '13
    8
    tewdles
  32. American Red Cross and Hipaa
    by NurseBatzy Dec 7, '11
    22
    JPNomad
  33. FERPA/HIPAA help?
    by katherinethetoad Jun 7, '13
    2
    Esme12
  34. R.N.s report private information to abusive family members
    by Saiderap May 23, '13
    23
    Saiderap
  35. HIPAA Violation?  Article about nurses caring for Tsarnaev.
    by Spidey's mom May 20, '13
    19
    klone
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