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2The contemporary society is experiencing rapid advancements and change in technology.The dynamics of technology comes along with trial and error in the process. In the health care setup, nurses seem to have embraced the use of new technological platforms including but notlimited to social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. However, in this field, certainlimitations have to be acknowledged as far as use of technology is concerned among nurses. Inthis case, HIPAA deem relevant in the health care practices. Health Insurance and Portability andAccountability (HIPAA) entail laws established back in 1996. The laws are meant to take controland ensure protection of health data and providing health insurance services for personnel whohappen to change jobs. Also, through the HIPAA, the patient’s privacy is safeguarded as he orshe receives medical attention. Therefore, in the area of nursing and general medical care,HIPAA is a vital pillar(Chen & Benusa, 2017). Upon receiving medical attention, most patientsare often assured of their sensitive medical and personal information being confidential. Healthcare givers are always trained and equipped with relevant skills that enable them to abide byHIPAA privacy act and laws. In the process, the privacy of patients is not violated. With the useof verbal or written consent, the patient has the opportunity to decide who and when to sharetheir PHI with. Considering the case scenario involving Jussie Smollett, this paper examines theviolation of HIPAA as well as the use of technology in health care as well as its merits anddemerits in the area of nursing.Even under protected environments, patient’s information remains at high risks of leakingto the public. This is influenced by various environmental factors. Reflecting on the case studypresented, the medical staff and a physician are seen discussing about the treatment of JussieSmollett among themselves. They medical officers are heard closely by other people within thepremises. Also, while in the room with the patient, other patients get a glimpse of the discussion.
3Such events are very common even with the establishment of HIPAA. Often, this is inevitableand most health care facilities consider such events as non-violation of HIPAA.

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