HIPAA: Past, Present and Future Implications for Nurses

  1. nurses stand at the forefront in the resolution of the dilemma of patient privacy versus health care expediency. the purpose of this article is to assist nurses ........ to better understand their responsibilities regarding hipaa regulations.

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/506843?src=mp

    siri, crnp, clnc, rlnc
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   sirI
    I realize this is very lengthy, but, this could be valuabe for some of you doing reports, essays, or the like.

    Great info!!!!!
  4. by   tridil2000
    Quote from siri
    nurses stand at the forefront in the resolution of the dilemma of patient privacy versus health care expediency. the purpose of this article is to assist nurses ........ to better understand their responsibilities regarding hipaa regulations.

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/506843?src=mp

    siri, crnp, clnc, rlnc
    so many nurses and physicians are misusing hippa. they are choosing not to disclose things or discussing things regarding pt care, shouting: hippa violation!
    i think it has to be modified bc it's interfering with pt care.
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from tridil2000
    so many nurses and physicians are misusing hippa. they are choosing not to disclose things or discussing things regarding pt care, shouting: hippa violation!
    i think it has to be modified bc it's interfering with pt care.
    Yes, I am very sure it has been used as a crutch in some instances, tridil.

    HIPAA has its place in healthcare. Everyone needs to utilize it correctly, however.

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