The ADON of my facility texts us when medicare charting hasn't been completed. She texts our personal phones with the full patient name and leaves voice mails with full patient names. What do you all think of this in regards to HIPAA? I'm uncertain.
Regardless of HIPAA, I would take great exception to being bothered on my time for work-related issues. Leave me a note, or put in on the 24h report that charting needs to be completed. If I'm not on the clock, leave me and my couch time alone.
To address the OP's question, I do feel that it is a HIPAA issue. The sender has no control over the info once sent, and could easily find it's way to the wrong person. A spouse/parent/friend could pick up the phone and say "Hey, you didn't chart on Mr. Edward Smith today." A clear HIPAA violation. Maybe using room numbers only would be a better plan, if they insist on texting the info to you.
Last edit by bluegeegoo2 on Jan 31, '14