Monday, May 12, 2014

National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2014

On this last day of National Nurses Week we'd like to acknowledge the important role nurses play in protecting their patients' privacy.

This year's theme focuses on embracing new technology, such as electronic health records (EHRs), which often can facilitate breaches of patients' confidential information. Patients count on nurses and other healthcare workers to be vigilant in protecting their health and as well as their health data.

"The 2014 theme, "Nurses Leading the Way," is a focus on how nurses throughout the industry accept constantly evolving roles in their profession while embracing new technology and resolving emerging issues.."
- American Nurses Association
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Sources:
(a) Reflections for our nation’s nurses - www.HealthIT.gov,05/09/2014

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