question about HIPAA - page 2

I am a nursing student, and I recently had a professor say that pt stories (even without identifiable characteristics) that she tells us in class is confidential and would be a HIPAA violation if we repeated them outside of class... Read More

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    HIPPA is as complex and weird as Obamacare, but every place has to have a HIPPA compliance officer that sets, and follows the rules of the new laws. So I'd advise following the policy of your work, school, or whatever, to not be so scared of it all?

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    Quote from SuzieVN
    HIPPA is as complex and weird as Obamacare, but every place has to have a HIPPA compliance officer that sets, and follows the rules of the new laws. So I'd advise following the policy of your work, school, or whatever, to not be so scared of it all?
    HIPAA (please watch your spelling) is not complex and not weird. The only thing that's confusing and weird to me is why people don't bother to remember what they learned in the inservice/walk across the nurses' station to read the FAQs/look at the sticky thread at the bottom to see what is and what is not PHI. http://allnurses.com/hipaa-nursing-challenges/answer-hipaa-violation-693686.html
    It's not rocket science and not scary.
    tewdles and elkpark like this.


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