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. Not sure if this is a HIPAA violation...anyone an expert?
    by Jory May 2, '12
    15
    toomuchbaloney
  2. Please help! Was this a hippa violation?
    Poll by rn865 Feb 25
    24
    toomuchbaloney
  3. Difference between Institutional and Community
    by adr22367 Mar 25
    3
    toomuchbaloney
  4. HIPAA compliance question
    by hea.hipaa Mar 20
    4
    GrnTea
  5. HIPAA violation
    by Flapjack ditty Mar 18
    10
    toomuchbaloney
  6. Was this a HIPAA violation
    by blkbusa13 Mar 14
    6
    ambiance
  7. hipaa violation or not?
    by 1MiMi1 Feb 21
    20
    GrnTea
  8. ethical problems regarding confidentiality
    by nursingsteph Feb 22
    5
    GrnTea
  9. Pt's FB pictures of me
    by rse3 Jan 24
    232
    Mulan
  10. HIPAA
    by angbillville Feb 12
    12
    NicuGal
  11. Question for a new student
    by yourrn1969 Feb 10
    13
    BrnEyedGirl
  12. False Documentation
    by Daytona.67 Jan 29
    10
    caliotter3
  13. writing a letter to deceased patient's foster family
    by anon456 Jan 19
    6
    ArtClassRN
  14. Nosey nurse
    by Caleb_RN225 Jan 20
    14
    NicuGal
  15. HIPAA and picking patients
    by cathering Jan 13
    11
    cathering
  16. do i have a right to be upset / concerned?
    by Sezgirl86 Dec 25, '13
    79
    Ruby Vee
  17. Reviewing Patient EMR After Transfer
    by Paco-RN Jan 4
    8
    psu_213
  18. sources for HIPAA information
    by starintn Jan 5
    1
    Esme12
  19. Is asking for info in lobby a HIPAA violation?
    by rse3 Dec 23, '13
    9
    Glycerine82
  20. License Surrendered due to HIPAA volation
    by twhite305 Jan 2
    5
    Esme12
  21. HIPAA question
    by >--stethoscope--o Dec 11, '13
    7
    KelRN215
  22. Nurse Posts About a Patient on Facebook ... Duty to Report?
    by Paco-RN Mar 21, '13
    45
    ArtClassRN
  23. Is video taping the room setup, drapes, staff during surgery a violation?
    by T. Racine Nov 23, '13
    15
    OCNRN63
  24. Crossing a line?
    by nurse4littles Nov 28, '13
    23
    TheGooch
  25. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    by JTinKY Oct 30, '13
    14
    Meriwhen
  26. HIPAA and Advocate for competent patient
    Poll by akn1563 Nov 2, '13
    33
    Susie2310
  27. New to office... now I wonder if I have violated..
    by Oedgar Oct 18, '13
    5
    T-Bird78
  28. Kicked out of class for a "HIPAA" violation?
    • Closed
    by Trip_McNeelyRN2b Oct 20, '13
    96
    Esme12
  29. Contact Precautions
    by WanderLust07 Oct 11, '13
    2
    GrnTea
  30. is this "allowed"?
    by sassyann8585 Oct 10, '13
    6
    GrnTea
  31. Possible termination for HIPAA violations
    by Magnolia619 Sep 22, '11
    95
    krisiepoo
  32. Why do I even bother anymore?
    • Closed
    by SionainnRN Sep 28, '13
    21
    SionainnRN
  33. Is this a violation?
    by DizzyLizzyNurse Sep 19, '13
    8
    KelRN215
  34. Don't look at the charts!
    by green34 Sep 18, '13
    3
    krisiepoo
  35. HIPAA
    by AOttinger Sep 13, '13
    5
    GrnTea
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