Rua: We Can, But Dare We?. Currently Technology Has Become

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RUA: We Can, But Dare We? Currently technology has become more advanced than ever and continues to evolve. We communicate and discover what is going on in the world in multiple ways. For example, through utilizing the internet to search for information, smartphones to connect with our family and friends through applications such as Facebook or Instagram are ways in which people communicate. These advances have prevailed due to the interest and those who use this technology, people are always wondering what others are doing and also like to disclose what is going on in their life. However, oversharing can cause harm in some ways when it is invading someone’s privacy. Confidentiality is a right that should be safeguarded especially in the…show more content…
“Facebook remains the most popular platform for those using just one social media site—fully 79% of those who use just one site report using Facebook. Most Facebook users are actively engaging with their networks on the site. As opposed to simply reading or viewing content, 65% of Facebook users frequently or sometimes share, post or comment on Facebook” (Duggan, Ellison, Lampe, et al, 2015). As discussed previously, privacy and confidentiality is a right that everyone has no matter what. Therefore, healthcare professional’s privacy and communication cannot be entered and examined however; rules and guidelines have been put into place to manage confidentiality in the healthcare setting. In 2003, these guidelines were manifested and are known as the Privacy Rules, which are controlled by HIPAA. These rules were established to safeguard personal identifiable health data, which include an individual’s date of birth, social security number, address, photographs that may identify the patient, and past and current medical history (U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 2006). HIPAA defines “individually identifiable health information” as information that is a subdivision of health data, including demographic information gathered from an individual and is generated or received by a health care provider, health plan, employer, or health care clearinghouse and connects to the previous, current or future physical or

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