Educational Assessment: HIPAA

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Introduction, This educational needs assessment will cover the hospital I serve in. It is a full service, 139 bed community hospital located on a scenic campus in. The hospital staff pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care in all service areas. Our intense focus on customer service and patient safety has created a unique healing environment. In addition to our personalized care, we offer state-of-the-art technology and a medical staff consisting of the finest physicians in the area. All of the patient rooms are private and we provide free, convenient parking in a safe neighborhood. We have also achieved top scores from the Joint Commission and the State Department of Health and are accredited Chest Pain Center. The hospital is partially owned by physicians. Needs Assessment The nursing services provided at my hospital include a number of clinical services in areas such as bariatric care, cardiology, robotic surgery, the day hospital, pediatrics and a number of other areas. As mentioned above, the hospital is a full service institution that is well awarded and provides a lot of services. However, even in great institutions, things can be improved for the approximately 200 nurses employed on staff. From the research that this author has doen, the geatest gap in our hospital's educational needs (and possibly the most expensive is the lack of knowledge of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) amongst hospital staff nurses. To test fellow
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