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Florida National University Protecting Patient Healthcare Information Paper

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I’m trying to learn for my Health & Medical class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

I need two responses, one for each peers. I need at least 6 paragraphs, 3 for each peers. I also need 4 references, 2 for each peers. The format has to be APA. Plagiarism will not be tolerated, the responses are going to be checked by the professor by Turnitin to detect plagiarism.

After reading Chapter 12 and reviewing the lecture powerpoint (located in lectures tab), please answer the following questions. Each question must have at least 3 paragraphs and you must use at 3 least references (APA) included in your post.

1. What is your role as a nurse in protecting patient healthcare information?

2. Describe the role of information management nursing practice.

3. Research what types of technologies and service such as free internet exist in South Florida for underserved populations. Describe what they are and how does the underserved population gain access to them.

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Final Answer

Please see attached initial post. Working on the responses.

Running head: NURSING ROLE AND SCOPE

Nursing Role and Scope
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Q.1
The safety of patient healthcare information is very critical and needs high ethical
standards and professionalism. Nurses have a crucial role they play in protecting their data
because they spend much of their time with the patient file. Due to concern on the privacy of
stored data by electronic method, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(HIPAA) was passed by congress in 1996 that encourage the development of a healthcare
information system (Masters, 2017). This would make sure a patient's data was had set levels of
privacy that limited how healthcare entities use the data.
As a nurse, one has the sole responsibility to make sure that personal healthcare data is
protected and does not end up in wrongs hands. A patient has trust that the information they
share will not be disclosed to anybody instead used for their treatment and recovery. If a patient
has trust issues with a nurse, they will share limited information which will affect their treatment
plan. Therefore, a nurse must be updated with HIPPA set standards that regulate how a
healthcare provider can handle patient information to avoid unnecessary conflict (Masters,
2017). It will help a nurse to have an awareness of how to manage patient information. This
awareness also develops a responsibility of who and where to share patient information during
their daily routine.
Because Nurses spend most of the time with a patient, they may discuss their patient with
their colleagues. Sharing may cause a high chance of leaking critical patient information
accidentally. In this case, a nurse should be more careful about the procedures of handling and
storing patient private information. It will, therefore, protect the Nurse from unnecessary
consequences by bleach of policies that could ruin their career (Masters, 2017). Handling

NURSING ROLE AND SCOPE

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