Confidentiality is the foundation for trust in the patient-caregiver relationship. Efforts to maintain and protect confidential information once focused solely on paper medical records. But as communication technology has made it possible to easily store and transmit enormous amounts of medical information through computerized databases, fax machines, and the internet, there is an increased danger that confidential information may be revealed to inappropriate individuals.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
This program describes how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has changed the way healthcare providers communicate and monitor confidentiality. The material is organized around the following categories:
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of how to maintain patient privacy in the era of electronic record keeping.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
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