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. Sharing cardiac rhythm tracing without any evidence of pt identification...violation?
    by heather in ohio May 20
    6
    GrnTea
  2. Is this a violation of HIPAA
    by sdj73 May 18
    5
    ktwlpn
  3. Hospice in an ALF and HIPAA
    by Race Mom May 2
    39
    MunoRN
  4. Did I violate HIPAA?
    19
    SNurseKylam
  5. Accused of HIPPA
    by arodgz Apr 20
    16
    Here.I.Stand
  6. Patient wants to connect on LinkedIn
    by otilika Jan 29
    21
    BuckyBadgerRN
  7. Patient accuses me of HIPAA violation
    by prnqday Apr 20
    16
    akulahawkRN
  8. How could I have handled this better?
    by ClaraRedheart Feb 19
    4
    Jory
  9. The answer: Is this a HIPAA violation?
    Article FAQs Poll by GrnTea Apr 4, '12
    12
    Jory
  10. Contacting family members after OR death...HIPAA?
    by AllRNAllOR Apr 17
    8
    T-Bird78
  11. admin shows her family the psych unit
    by camrn56 Feb 24
    8
    angelabLPN
  12. Fired unfairly, vicious caregivers
    by nurse_jess Apr 14
    4
    systoly
  13. Not sure if this is a HIPAA violation...anyone an expert?
    by Jory May 2, '12
    15
    toomuchbaloney
  14. Please help! Was this a hippa violation?
    Poll by rn865 Feb 25
    24
    toomuchbaloney
  15. Difference between Institutional and Community
    by adr22367 Mar 25
    3
    toomuchbaloney
  16. HIPAA compliance question
    by hea.hipaa Mar 20
    4
    GrnTea
  17. HIPAA violation
    by Flapjack ditty Mar 18
    10
    toomuchbaloney
  18. Was this a HIPAA violation
    by blkbusa13 Mar 14
    6
    ambiance
  19. hipaa violation or not?
    by 1MiMi1 Feb 21
    20
    GrnTea
  20. ethical problems regarding confidentiality
    by nursingsteph Feb 22
    5
    GrnTea
  21. HIPAA
    by angbillville Feb 12
    12
    NicuGal
  22. Question for a new student
    by yourrn1969 Feb 10
    13
    BrnEyedGirl
  23. False Documentation
    by Daytona.67 Jan 29
    10
    caliotter3
  24. writing a letter to deceased patient's foster family
    by anon456 Jan 19
    6
    ArtClassRN
  25. Nosey nurse
    by Caleb_RN225 Jan 20
    14
    NicuGal
  26. HIPAA and picking patients
    by cathering Jan 13
    11
    cathering
  27. do i have a right to be upset / concerned?
    by Sezgirl86 Dec 25, '13
    79
    Ruby Vee
  28. Reviewing Patient EMR After Transfer
    by Paco-RN Jan 4
    8
    psu_213
  29. sources for HIPAA information
    by starintn Jan 5
    1
    Esme12
  30. Is asking for info in lobby a HIPAA violation?
    by rse3 Dec 23, '13
    9
    Glycerine82
  31. License Surrendered due to HIPAA volation
    by twhite305 Jan 2
    5
    Esme12
  32. HIPAA question
    by >--stethoscope--o Dec 11, '13
    7
    KelRN215
  33. Is video taping the room setup, drapes, staff during surgery a violation?
    by T. Racine Nov 23, '13
    15
    OCNRN63
  34. Crossing a line?
    by nurse4littles Nov 28, '13
    23
    TheGooch
  35. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    by JTinKY Oct 30, '13
    14
    Meriwhen
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