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NUR 352 (Mitchell & Reynolds)

This is the course guide for Introduction to Informatics and Information Literacy.


  • Define privacy and confidentiality in the context of HIPAA.
  • Explore the use of social media in healthcare.
  • Analyze challenges associated with the use of social media in healthcare.

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In-class activities

Activity 1:  View Summary of the HIPAA Security Rule for definitions of privacy and confidentiality in the HIPAA.

Activity 2:  Small group activity: Visit the PatientsLikeMe community and answer these questions:

  • What is the purpose of this social networking site?
  • How does this site collect and use patient data?
  • What is their privacy policy?
  • Would you join this community or recommend it to a friend or family member?

Activity 3:  Kahoot quiz

Activity 4:  Small group activity:  Case analysis

Homework Assignment: Due November 27th, 2018 at 2:00 PM


  • Hardy, L. R. (2018). Using big data to accelerate nursing practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(2), 85-87. doi:10.1111/wvn.12279
  • Milton, C. L. (2017). The ethics of big data and nursing science. Nursing Science Quarterly, 30(4), 300-302. doi:10.1177/0894318417724474


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