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. Accessing work email at home
    by SaraIU89 Dec 13
    6
    humerusRN
  2. Concerned about social media use by nurses, non-hospital staff
    by Karrony Nov 22
    10
    Karrony
  3. HIPAA violation and future employment opportunities
    by kcurry90 Dec 2
    25
    JKL33
  4. 'My Patient died' Facebook post
    by miladaniels Oct 7
    44
    ocean.baby
  5. Nursys record is forever?
    by TexasNurse1097 Oct 25
    2
    KelRN215
  6. Strange Message
    by Davey Do Nov 2
    3
    Davey Do
  7. HIPAA violation?
    by sunnyskies9 Oct 12
    14
    hppygr8ful
  8. Coworker violated HIPPA
    by AsanRN Oct 19
    30
    SaltineQueen
  9. Hipaa violation
    by nurse2097482 Sep 2
    17
    Orca
  10. Family Asks Me About Clinicals
    by AlmostThere19 Oct 13
    6
    psu_213
  11. HIPAA Violation, Fired
    by kosmopolitan Aug 26
    45
    Jory
  12. The blurred line, patients, social media, and safety
    by Maggie Ann Aug 22
    20
    SqrB3ar
  13. Texas Children's investigates RN for social media HIPAA violation
    by JustBeachyNurse Aug 28
    60
    wordsmith
  14. Going to Patient's home without patient consent
    by RNBecky84 Apr 19
    24
    Libby1987
  15. HIPPAA violation
    by Kshores15 Aug 9
    20
    /username
  16. HIPAA exceptions
    by hppygr8ful Aug 9
    1
    JKL33
  17. Complaints
    by Lacirae7 Aug 4
    3
    withme
  18. Hipaa accusation
    by lvgrud Jul 31
    2
    Have Nurse
  19. When does HIPPA no longer apply?
    by GuineaPigs Aug 3
    23
    Have Nurse
  20. Social Media and the Workplace-Don't do it
    by stephaniej1229 Jul 15
    5
    psu_213
  21. HIPAA violation or no?
    by FolksBtrippin Jul 18
    6
    hppygr8ful
  22. Under investigation
    by Clare2125 Jul 18
    20
    Apple-Core
  23. HIPAA violation? Contacting friend about seeing her in hall?
    by Kd856 Jul 17
    7
    Have Nurse
  24. HIPAA and Obituaries
    by ILoveMusic Jul 10
    5
    Have Nurse
  25. Becoming the HIPAA Privacy Officer
    by I<3H2O Jul 8
  26. Question about nursing, law enforcement, and HIPAA
    by twinmommy+2 Jul 1
    7
    twinmommy+2
  27. HIPPA during phone calls
    by Tboland88 Jun 14
    11
    /username
  28. Observing a Friend's Surgery
    by Annamm Jun 8
    4
    Tenebrae
  29. HIPAA with other nurses
    by jkclark May 1
    9
    JKL33
  30. HIPAA Violation?
    • Closed
    Poll by Soccer990 Jun 8
    6
    sirI

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