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Improving Physician-Physician Communication With Secure Messaging

January 26, 2016 | Uniphy Health

Physicians are notoriously difficult to communicate with – especially when trying to communicate with one another. mHealth apps that enable physicians to securely exchange PHI and coordinate care have been reported to improve quality of care.

The Rising Stakes In mHealth For HIPAA Compliance

January 21, 2016 | Uniphy Health

Last year, 100M+ medical records containing sensitive patient health information were compromised; a whopping 1 in 3 Americans’ health records were exposed in just one year.

Secure Messaging Trends: HIPAA Compliance, Patient Satisfaction & Communication

January 13, 2016 | Uniphy Health

Demand for mHealth tools that extend patient portals onto patients’ smartphones and enable patients to communicate with clinical care teams is rising significantly.

A Case For Researchers To Launch Clinical Trials On Secure Messaging

December 9, 2015 | Adam Turinas

Hospitals and physicians commonly lack the tools and systems needed to transition to value-based care. To achieve these aims, everyone engaged in the care delivery process needs tools that encourage care coordination and patient engagement

Secure Messaging Trends: Interoperability, FHIR & Remote Monitoring

December 9, 2015 | Uniphy Health

Secure texting enabled care coordination, telehealth and remote monitoring apps are increasingly being adopted by healthcare organizations.

Secure Messaging Trends: The Role Of The Sender & Wording

November 30, 2015 | Uniphy Health

The impact of innovative text messaging based mHealth initiatives on patient engagement and disease self-management have been the subject of much talk lately.

Hospital Improves HCAHPS Scores With Secure Messaging App

November 24, 2015 | Uniphy Health

Nurses and other clinicians have long relied on overhead pages to communicate with physicians scattered across hospitals. Providing a quiet environment for patients, as a result, has been a difficult aim for most hospitals to achieve. Luckily, the technology now exists for clinicians to quickly and quietly communicate with physicians.   By utilizing a secure messaging, mHealth app for clinical staff, this hospital … Continue reading Hospital Improves HCAHPS Scores With Secure Messaging App

20 Stats On mHealth, Patient Engagement & The Chronic Disease Crisis

November 24, 2015 | Uniphy Health

America’s patient population is undergoing a vast shift. People are living longer, with more chronic conditions than times past. The homes of patients are becoming a more significant part of the care ecosystem, where patients (and caregivers) must manage, monitor and respond to changes in their health. The survey results listed below point to the … Continue reading 20 Stats On mHealth, Patient Engagement & The Chronic Disease Crisis

Inside Secure Messaging: 4 Reasons Clinicians Send Photo Messages

November 13, 2015 | Uniphy Health

Secure texting apps can be used for sending all types of messages—whether text, photo or video based. There are a myriad of situations where sharing a photo of a wound or injury allows clinicians and physicians to coordinate care with greater speed and precision. The four situations outlined below are prime examples of times when … Continue reading Inside Secure Messaging: 4 Reasons Clinicians Send Photo Messages

Is The mHealth Sector Ignoring Coordinated Care Challenges?

November 5, 2015 | Uniphy Health

Despite the rapid growth in mHealth, healthcare organizations are still struggling to identify and deploy mHealth tools that enable them to deliver value-based care. Only a small minority of mHealth tools are addressing the IT challenges preventing care coordination.     The care coordination challenge According to a recent survey, nearly half of ACOs are … Continue reading Is The mHealth Sector Ignoring Coordinated Care Challenges?

Secure Messaging Trends: The Benefits for Patients, Physicians & Healthcare Orgs

October 28, 2015 | Uniphy Health

In the past couple of months, research studies demonstrating the impact of mHealth have been circulating across the Twitter healthcare sphere. Three trends have emerged surrounding how patients and physicians interact with mHealth, and the need for healthcare organizations to securely implement mHealth tools: 1. Newfound research finds mHealth apps that enable one and two way text … Continue reading Secure Messaging Trends: The Benefits for Patients, Physicians & Healthcare Orgs

Inside Secure Messaging: Preventing Miscommunication With mHealth

October 21, 2015 | Uniphy Health

Secure messaging solutions promote collaborative care models by enabling users to quickly communicate and coordinate care decisions. With secure texting, physicians and clinicians send and receive sensitive patient health information on the go. Compared to emails, secure messaging is an instantaneous form of communication. Phone calls are equally as instantaneous, but more intrusive than communicating via secure … Continue reading Inside Secure Messaging: Preventing Miscommunication With mHealth

Inside Secure Messaging: Reaching On Call Physicians & Surgeons

October 20, 2015 | Uniphy Health

Secure texting apps that enable physicians and clinicians to achieve their care coordination goals are most commonly being integrated into hospital’s digital health strategies. EHR integration is essential for secure texting enabled, mHealth apps’ robust care coordination features and functions. In this post, we explore how secure texting apps enable clinical care teams to better … Continue reading Inside Secure Messaging: Reaching On Call Physicians & Surgeons

Inside Secure Messaging: Group & Picture Texting in Action

September 15, 2015 | Uniphy Health

The most advanced secure texting solutions enable clinicians and physicians to securely access clinical data, update or check patient notes and coordinate care with everyone involved in the care continuum—patients, their caretakers and loved ones included. There are various types of secure text functions that make care coordination improvement possible. In this post, we explain … Continue reading Inside Secure Messaging: Group & Picture Texting in Action

Inside Secure Messaging: Group & Picture Texting in Action

September 15, 2015 | Uniphy Health

The most advanced secure texting solutions enable clinicians and physicians to securely access clinical data, update or check patient notes and coordinate care with everyone involved in the care continuum—patients, their caretakers and loved ones included. There are various types of secure text functions that make care coordination improvement possible. In this post, we explain … Continue reading Inside Secure Messaging: Group & Picture Texting in Action

9 Most Requested Secure Messaging App Features & Functions

September 15, 2015 | Adam Turinas

On the surface secure texting apps may appear to be same but in reality there are many features and functions that make some more invaluable than others for healthcare organizations. We interviewed healthcare IT executives and CIOs to determine what drove the most ROI for their organization. The nine capabilities covered below played a key … Continue reading 9 Most Requested Secure Messaging App Features & Functions

You Aren’t HIPAA-compliant If No One Uses Secure Messaging

September 15, 2015 | Adam Turinas

In a recent post in Healthcare Info Security by Brad Keller of Santa Fe Consulting, Brad makes a great argument about HIPAA compliance. Says Brad:”People have a false level of comfort that as long as I can check the box and meet my compliance standards, then I’m OK”   He argues that healthcare organizations have to go … Continue reading You Aren’t HIPAA-compliant If No One Uses Secure Messaging

Tech Support: A Critical Element Of Engaging Patient Engagement Apps

August 13, 2015 | Uniphy Health

Selecting a mobile patient engagement app is not an easy process for providers. There are many aspects to consider when evaluating and comparing solution vendors. We’ve spent the last few months outlining 7 key factors, dissected into 40+ sub-points of consideration, providers should address when comparing mobile patient engagement apps. Mobile patient engagement apps will … Continue reading Tech Support: A Critical Element Of Engaging Patient Engagement Apps

4 Requirements Of Well-Adopted mHealth Apps For Patient Engagement

August 11, 2015 | Adam Turinas

One-size-fits-all patient engagement apps have the potential to do more harm than good, if they are not configured to address the functional and design standards of providers’ target patient populations. Many patients simply stop using mHealth apps if they find it difficult to navigate to functions that are relevant to their needs. For this reason, … Continue reading 4 Requirements Of Well-Adopted mHealth Apps For Patient Engagement

Engaging Patients In Coordinated Care Circles With Secure Messaging

August 6, 2015 | Adam Turinas

Patients are being encouraged to assume greater responsibility over their care decisions and make medical decisions in collaboration with physicians. For chronic disease sufferers—who by 2025 will represent almost half of Americans—outside support will become more essential as their daily care routine grows more complex. By expanding the care circle to include caregivers and family … Continue reading Engaging Patients In Coordinated Care Circles With Secure Messaging