Hospitals do a good job of educating on HIPAA policies, but there isn’t enough focus on guidelines around HIPAA for nurses. With the focus on privacy and security, we have all heard a lot about security breaches, privacy violations, and what HIPAA requires.
As technological advancements continue to transform healthcare into an information-rich industry, CDS (Clinical Decision Support) systems are leveraging the digital process to provide a seamless infrastructure and flow of information. The systems are becoming the means of better collaboration between the healthcare provider and the patients.
Continuity of care documents (CCD) are a standard in electronic charting which ensures that relevant protected health information (PHI) can be shared with providers electronically and be received and used in a meaningful way.
If you aren’t as nerdy of a nurse as I, then you may not appreciate the innovations that they are making in EMR and hospital apps. You may not get excited and admire the beauty of the clean lines, colors, and images that are presented. And I get that. I don’t understand your obsession with you dog or car, so I get you don’t see the same things I do in technology.
Social media enhances communication and provides additional resources for those who are looking for it. If we give our patients the tools, they will help us to build their bridges over the troubled water of healthcare.