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Informatics (the information age) brings nurses to the forefront of helping patients to understand their rights and the rules inherent in the delivery of health care.


Explore the information at the Health and Human Services HIPAA website: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/. Review information provided to consumers, specifically the brochures titled, “Your health information Privacy Rights” and “Privacy and your health information.” Interview 3 laypeople about their understanding of the privacy of health care information.

In a 3- to 4-page essay, post your response to the following:

  • Describe the issues of HIPAA and its importance to nurses.
  • Discuss the importance of consumer brochures.
  • Develop a planned interview and then interview 3 laypeople on the privacy of their health information and record their reaction to the information.

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Running head: INFORMATICS





Health informatics is having a positive impact on the healthcare sector. One of the major
objectives of introducing technology is the health sector is to ensure that the service provided is
quality. Therefore, medical informatics has improved quality care provided in institutions that have
embraced this technology in their operations. Patients can get their health information within the
shortest time possible, and the methods have also reduced the levels of wrong diagnosis made as
a result of poor provision of health history of a patient. Health history plays a significant role in
the identification of diagnosis that a patient may require.
Health informatics has also improved on patient participation as they have been made to
play a significant role in provisions regarding their health conditions. A patient has a huge say on
different medical recommendation regarding their health and providing the much-needed
information. Having access to a patient portal as a medical practitioner provides a huge
improvement on how the medical process can be implemented (Hussain & Qamar, 2016). The
introduction of medical informatics has also been able to boost public health. The greater ac...

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