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.

  1. Terrified... need advice
    Moved by kellynn74 Oct 15
  2. Family Asks Me About Clinicals
    by AlmostThere19 Oct 13
    6
    psu_213
  3. Hipaa violation
    by nurse2097482 Sep 2
    15
  4. HIPAA violation?
    by sunnyskies9 Oct 12
    12
    HalfBoiled
  5. 'My Patient died' Facebook post
    by miladaniels Oct 7
    39
    Overland1
  6. HIPAA Violation, Fired
    by kosmopolitan Aug 26
    45
    Jory
  7. The blurred line, patients, social media, and safety
    by Maggie Ann Aug 22
    20
    SqrB3ar
  8. Texas Children's investigates RN for social media HIPAA violation
    by JustBeachyNurse Aug 28
    60
    wordsmith
  9. Going to Patient's home without patient consent
    by RNBecky84 Apr 19
    24
    Libby1987
  10. HIPPAA violation
    by Kshores15 Aug 9
    20
    /username
  11. HIPAA exceptions
    by hppygr8ful Aug 9
    1
    JKL33
  12. Complaints
    by Lacirae7 Aug 4
    3
    withme
  13. Hipaa accusation
    by lvgrud Jul 31
    2
    Have Nurse
  14. When does HIPPA no longer apply?
    by GuineaPigs Aug 3
    23
    Have Nurse
  15. Social Media and the Workplace-Don't do it
    by stephaniej1229 Jul 15
    5
    psu_213
  16. HIPAA violation or no?
    by FolksBtrippin Jul 18
    6
    hppygr8ful
  17. Under investigation
    by Clare2125 Jul 18
    20
    Apple-Core
  18. HIPAA violation? Contacting friend about seeing her in hall?
    by Kd856 Jul 17
    7
    Have Nurse
  19. HIPAA and Obituaries
    by ILoveMusic Jul 10
    5
    Have Nurse
  20. Becoming the HIPAA Privacy Officer
    by I<3H2O Jul 8
  21. Question about nursing, law enforcement, and HIPAA
    by twinmommy+2 Jul 1
    7
    twinmommy+2
  22. HIPPA during phone calls
    by Tboland88 Jun 14
    11
    /username
  23. Observing a Friend's Surgery
    by Annamm Jun 8
    4
    Tenebrae
  24. HIPAA with other nurses
    by jkclark May 1
    9
    JKL33
  25. HIPAA Violation?
    • Closed
    Poll by Soccer990 Jun 8
    6
    sirI
  26. HIPAA Violation?
    by Medic_Murse May 5
    26
    hppygr8ful
  27. Is It OK to take photos of face sheets for billing purposes?
    by CSUSM10 May 31
    2
    Wuzzie
  28. Nurses who fail pre employment and employment drug test
    by JustANormalGirl May 10
    12
    broughden
  29. Discussion with doctor
    by Appleaday01 Apr 29
    7
    inthecosmos
  30. Is this HIPPA breach or just rudeness?
    by Apple-Core May 4
    22
    /username

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