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  • Since the introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996, nurses have become the frontline defenders of patient privacy.

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The OJIN editors welcome new Letters to the Editor. If you wish to further the discussion of any OJIN topic submit your letter for consideration to OJIN editor. Please limit letters to no more than 500 words.

HIPAA: How Our Health Care World Has Changed

Healthcare and Quality: Perspectives from Nursing

Promoting Healthy Work Environments: A Shared Responsibility

Telehealth: Promise or Peril?

Nursing Technologies: Innovation and Implementation

Patient Safety: Who Guards the Patient?

Who Does What in Health Care?

Health Care and the Aging Population: What are Today's Challenges?

Informatics

Ethics

Environmental Health: Important Choices for a Greener World

Electronic Publishing: How, What and Why?

Partnerships and Collaboration: What Skills are Needed?

Patient and Visitor Violence: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

The New Millennium: Evolving and Emerging Nursing Roles

The Nursing Shortage: Is This Cycle Different?

Promoting Health Literacy: Strategies for Healthcare Providers

Legislative

Creating a Culture of Safety: The Next Steps

Obesity on the Rise: What Can Nurses Do?

Entry Into Practice: Is It Relevant Today?

Moral Courage Amid Moral Distress: Strategies for Action

Professional Pathways in Nursing: Options to Seek, Start, and Sustain a Career

Compassion Fatigue: Caregivers at Risk

Nurse Safety: Have We Addressed the Risks?

International Nurse Migration: Facilitating the Transition

Power to Influence Patient Care: Who Holds the Keys?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Need for More Dialogue

The Multigenerational Workforce: Boomers and Xers and Nets, Oh MY!

Nursing Classification: What's in a Name?

Nursing Around The World: What Are the Commonalities and Differences?

Accreditation of Schools of Nursing

Administrative Ethics: What's Your Integrity Quotient (IQ)?

Infectious Diseases: Challenges and Solutions

Emergency Preparedness: Planning for Disaster Response

Initial and Continuing Competence in Education and Practice: Why Should It Be Mandatory?

Multistate Licensure: Who Owns Your Care?

Who Pays Whom for What in Health Care?

Managed Care

Advanced Practice Nursing

Complementary Therapies: Are These Really Nursing?

Domestic Violence: How Many Steps Forward? How Many Steps Back?

One Year Later: The Impact and Aftermath of September 11

The Many Faces of Diversity: Providing Culturally Competent Care

Shared Governance: Is It a Model for Nurses to Gain Control Over Their Practice?

The Endangered Health System: A Progress Report on Workforce and Work Environment Issues

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