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. Did my friend violate HIPAA by telling me this?
    by virgo7598 Jun 5
    6
    caliotter3
  2. define business need to know
    by Mortpm1 Jun 5
    3
    GrnTea
  3. test results
    by kmjohnson924 May 21
    7
    KelRN215
  4. Was it or was it not?
    by T-Bird78 Jun 3
    6
    psu_213
  5. Cincinnati, OH Hospital accused
    by applesxoranges Jun 4
    1
    TriciaJ
  6. Violation?
    15
    amoLucia
  7. Sharing cardiac rhythm tracing without any evidence of pt identification...violation?
    by heather in ohio May 20
    6
    GrnTea
  8. Is this a violation of HIPAA
    by sdj73 May 18
    5
    ktwlpn
  9. Hospice in an ALF and HIPAA
    by Race Mom May 2
    39
    MunoRN
  10. Did I violate HIPAA?
    19
    SNurseKylam
  11. Accused of HIPPA
    by arodgz Apr 20
    16
    Here.I.Stand
  12. Patient wants to connect on LinkedIn
    by otilika Jan 29
    21
    BuckyBadgerRN
  13. Patient accuses me of HIPAA violation
    by prnqday Apr 20
    16
    akulahawkRN
  14. How could I have handled this better?
    by ClaraRedheart Feb 19
    4
    Jory
  15. The answer: Is this a HIPAA violation?
    Article FAQs Poll by GrnTea Apr 4, '12
    12
    Jory
  16. Contacting family members after OR death...HIPAA?
    by AllRNAllOR Apr 17
    8
    T-Bird78
  17. admin shows her family the psych unit
    by camrn56 Feb 24
    8
    angelabLPN
  18. Fired unfairly, vicious caregivers
    by nurse_jess Apr 14
    4
    systoly
  19. Not sure if this is a HIPAA violation...anyone an expert?
    by Jory May 2, '12
    15
    toomuchbaloney
  20. Please help! Was this a hippa violation?
    Poll by rn865 Feb 25
    24
    toomuchbaloney
  21. Difference between Institutional and Community
    by adr22367 Mar 25
    3
    toomuchbaloney
  22. HIPAA compliance question
    by hea.hipaa Mar 20
    4
    GrnTea
  23. HIPAA violation
    by Flapjack ditty Mar 18
    10
    toomuchbaloney
  24. Was this a HIPAA violation
    by blkbusa13 Mar 14
    6
    ambiance
  25. hipaa violation or not?
    by 1MiMi1 Feb 21
    20
    GrnTea
  26. ethical problems regarding confidentiality
    by nursingsteph Feb 22
    5
    GrnTea
  27. HIPAA
    by angbillville Feb 12
    12
    NicuGal
  28. Question for a new student
    by yourrn1969 Feb 10
    13
    BrnEyedGirl
  29. False Documentation
    by Daytona.67 Jan 29
    10
    caliotter3
  30. writing a letter to deceased patient's foster family
    by anon456 Jan 19
    6
    ArtClassRN
  31. Nosey nurse
    by Caleb_RN225 Jan 20
    14
    NicuGal
  32. HIPAA and picking patients
    by cathering Jan 13
    11
    cathering
  33. do i have a right to be upset / concerned?
    by Sezgirl86 Dec 25, '13
    79
    Ruby Vee
  34. Reviewing Patient EMR After Transfer
    by Paco-RN Jan 4
    8
    psu_213
  35. sources for HIPAA information
    by starintn Jan 5
    1
    Esme12
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