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FNU Informatics in Professional Nursing Practice Questions

Question Description

I’m studying for my Nursing class and need an explanation.

After reading Chapter 12 and reviewing the lecture powerpoint (located in lectures tab), please answer the following questions.

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.

each answer must be 3 paragraphs

please add references

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Running Head: NURSING ROLE AND SCOPE

Nursing Role and Scope
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NURSING ROLE AND SCOPE

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Question 1
As a nurse, I am always reviewing medical histories and patient records,
administering therapy and medications, among other activities. As such, I am always exposed
to a vast amount of patient information which, according to Minority Nurse (2018) must be
protected and kept confidential. Wiske and Seal (2018) explain that there are some
circumstances when practicing nurses and other health providers might be compelled by law
to disclose a patient's health information. In my capacity as a nurse, therefore, it is my role to
always ensure that patient information remains private unless I am required by law to disclose
it.
In my workplace, there are privacy policies put in place to protect the confidentiality
of patient records, and my role is to strictly adhere to the regulations. Additionally, the
HITECH and the HIPAA have defined some rules and regulations which health providers are
required to adhere to when dealing with patient data. The HITECH and the HIPAA rules and
regulations not only describe how patient data should be handled, but they also define the
circumstances under which such information may be disclosed. They define whom to share
patient information with, how to share or disclose it and with whom to share the medical
records. My role is to not only familiarize myself with...

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UCLA

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