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The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits healthcare providers to communicate with patients regarding their healthcare including by phone or in some other manner (e.g. text). However, to reasonably safeguard the individual’s privacy, one should take care to limit the amount of information disclosed in a text message.

If staff receives a text message from a provider requiring a response that would require PHI, staff will call the provider rather than sending a text response. If the response does not require PHI, texting is allowed. For patient safety and privacy purposes, do not use a room number or a patient name in a text message.

Provider Spotlight

Leadership Starts Here! 

Take our 5-minute provider survey starting September 1.  Be on the lookout for a letter or e-mail with further details and help lead Mercy’s positive growth and make your mark on our future.

CONGRATULATIONS 2015 Annual Provider Award Winners!   

Greg Taylor, PA-C - Winning the Outstanding NP/PA Award

Anwar Ahmed, M.D. – Winning the Colleague Award

Fadi Yacoub, M.D. – Winning the Mentor/Educator Award

Vincent Reid, M.D. and Samuel Wood, M.D. - Both winning the Patient Advocate Award


Have you RSVP’d for the New Provider Reception on Thursday, September 10, 2015?  Click here for further details. 

Are you ready for ICD-10?  If not, Mercy is here to help! Everything you need to know is on the ICD-10 page linked here.

Go to our Announcements page for additional "need to know" information!


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