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October 2013 Archives

Text Messaging Protected Health Information

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, conducted a study finding that nurses spend as much as 60 minutes of each work day tracking down physicians for a response to their patient care questions. Many healthcare providers believe it would be more efficient to send text messages in order to streamline the workflow, as well as, increase dialogue between physicians and patients. An issue arises though, if the message contains Protected Health Information. This is a result of the fact that text messages are electronic communications and therefore the message would be considered Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), which must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Favorable Outcome for Abercrombie & Fitch In Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frizzell, granting summary judgment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals on October 1, 2013. The Tenth Circuit disagreed with the District Court's determination that Abercrombie & Fitch violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by failing to provide a reasonable religious accommodation to a Muslim woman.

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