1. I am the HIPAA rep. for a number of clinical units at my hospital. A hot topic is the use of white communication boards in public areas. What is being done out there to comply other than computers with using the patients name and protecting confidentiality. This of course is a major issue with the physicians.especially for telemetry/med surg units. These are traffic control boards for the units.
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  3. by   KaraLea
    What is HIPAA?
  4. by   triagern
    health Insurance portability and accountability act, a federal regulation to assist in regulating the exchange of electronic information resulting in privacy standards to protect patient identifiable health information. The focus is confidentiality related to any information that can identify a patient with a medical condition, MR#, name, admission date etc...