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. Is this a violation?
    by DizzyLizzyNurse Sep 19, '13
    8
    KelRN215
  2. Don't look at the charts!
    by green34 Sep 18, '13
    3
    krisiepoo
  3. HIPAA
    by AOttinger Sep 13, '13
    5
    GrnTea
  4. Is this a HIPAA violation?
    by studentCL2009 Sep 17, '11
    47
    Saiderap
  5. Important information on HIPAA and business associates
    by GrnTea Sep 10, '13
  6. Reporting a hipaa violation
    • Closed
    by kjnsweets Sep 6, '13
    6
    VickyRN
  7. Hippa violation
    by Purpletee36 Sep 4, '13
    3
    MunoRN
  8. HIPAA and former patients
    by utterlydelirious Sep 4, '13
    2
    GrnTea
  9. HIPAA Violation Help
    • Closed
    by SummerLei Aug 18, '13
    6
    SummerLei
  10. I Feel Like My Privacy Was Violated
    by RNGuy12 Aug 12, '13
    11
    Balder_LPN
  11. Nurses: Did you find learning to document a difficult task?
    by northmississippi Aug 4, '13
    8
    chrisrn24
  12. 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
  13. HIPAA regulation -  audit of activity in patient records?
    by beccaleelee Jul 29, '13
    6
    BloomNurseRN
  14. Family refusing pt discharge - California
    by Enthused RN Jul 23, '13
    20
  15. Reddit and HIPAA
    by SionainnRN Jul 16, '13
    6
    ScarletCeylonRN
  16. 2013 HIPAA Updates Just Published
    by GrnTea Mar 22, '13
    2
    GrnTea
  17. Is this against hippa?
    by mstacyi Jul 13, '13
    10
    BlueDevil,DNP
  18. Why isn't this a HIPAA issue?
    by anashenwrath Jul 7, '13
    6
    Meriwhen
  19. Your EMR, really safe? Don't bet on it.
    by TBlase Jul 13, '13
    5
    classicdame
  20. Can I write to a deceased patients family?
    by Rn112389 Jul 9, '13
    14
    GrnTea
  21. Reporting meds to the Police when a patient dies....HIPAA?
    by tewdles May 25, '13
    73
    PNWxplant
  22. When the patients shares their health information and nurses pick up on it
    by anon456 May 19, '13
    8
    tewdles
  23. American Red Cross and Hipaa
    by NurseBatzy Dec 7, '11
    22
    JPNomad
  24. FERPA/HIPAA help?
    by katherinethetoad Jun 7, '13
    2
    Esme12
  25. R.N.s report private information to abusive family members
    by Saiderap May 23, '13
    23
    Saiderap
  26. HIPAA Violation?  Article about nurses caring for Tsarnaev.
    by Spidey's mom May 20, '13
    19
    klone
  27. HIPAA Violation?
    by kankuro Apr 23, '13
    22
    GrnTea
  28. hipaa
    by rockdmag May 17, '13
    7
    GrnTea
  29. doctor's office accessing of scripts
    by morte Mar 27, '12
    84
    Sadala
  30. HIPAA - where you least expect it
    by amoLucia May 11, '13
    3
    psu_213
  31. I maybe in trouble, HIPPA Violation
    by ms.amy03 Feb 6, '13
    51
    vintagemother
  32. False Documentation
    by ohionurseltc Apr 28, '13
    6
    jadelpn
  33. RN as patient in own hospital
    by shazzrn Apr 28, '13
    20
    kakamegamama
  34. Am I risking my license?
    by anangelsmommy Apr 15, '13
    9
    anangelsmommy
  35. Keeping A Written Record Of The Patients You've Had: Good Or Bad?
    by All4NursingRN Mar 12, '12
    66
    psu_213
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