"Question 13: How does HIPAA and social media play an important role in nursing?
13. Social media is a wide open platform where anyone who has access to your page can see all of your posts and if your page isn't set to private people who you may not expect to be looking can see all of your posts as well, including possible employers, current employment, legal representatives and more. HIPAA has regulations in order to protect patient privacy and confidentiality by establishing legal boundaries in which a patient's information may be spoken about including description of patient , mental status, date of birth, current information, address and any other personal information. This information is protected and when a patient is admitted there is a form signed saying who the healthcare staff can give information to over the phone and in person. Social media is wide open and when a nurse goes to social media to vent about their day, stating detailed identifiable information about a patient in order to explain how they affected their day whether positive or negative it is break in HIPAA. If a nurse has a favorite resident and wants to take a picture of them to show their family on facebook, that is a violation of HIPAA. When it comes to nursing it is best to not talk about your work online at all in order to protect yourself and your patients. "
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