A resident at the LTC center that I work at was sent to the hospital several days ago. The nurse that usually cares for her was worried about her, and called the hospital to check on her. The nurse she spoke to referred the nurse to the family, because she said it would violate HIPPA to give out the resident's medical info. I called back over, and told them that it is not violating HIPPA because she is still our resident. They have to give us report when they are coming back anyway. We have had this problem a couple of other times. Has anyone had any similiar problems? I think some hospital nurses are going overboard on HIPPPA (JMHO) ~Robin
Jul 4, '04
We are electronically hooked up with our local hospital. Our admissions coordinator can access any of the medical records for our residents via the computer and it's HIPAA compliant and we get the info that we need. It is working quite well.
Last edit by donmomofnine on Jul 4, '04
: Reason: cause I still can't spell HIPAA?