Blog Category: HIPAA Secure Texting
On the surface, secure communications platforms for coordinated care appear to be same. In actuality, there are many features and safeguards that only the most advanced platforms support. INTEGRATING PAGERS WITH HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS Pagers are the most commonly used channel for contacting physicians in emergency situations for most health systems. Secure healthcare communication platforms … Continue reading 3 Key Delivery Channels Of Effective Secure Communication Platforms
Secure texting apps are being used to do more than encourage HIPAA compliance. Many secure texting apps currently exist with care coordination, patient engagement and home care management capabilities.
Within the past year, reported incidences of sensitive patient data breaches due to cyberattack has become more prominent.
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.
Demand for mHealth tools that extend patient portals onto patients’ smartphones and enable patients to communicate with clinical care teams is rising significantly.
Secure texting enabled care coordination, telehealth and remote monitoring apps are increasingly being adopted by healthcare organizations.
The impact of innovative text messaging based mHealth initiatives on patient engagement and disease self-management have been the subject of much talk lately.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
HIStalk interviewed our CEO, Adam Turinas, on where the secure text messaging industry is heading, and how Practice Unite is ushering hospitals into this new future. Here are some highlights: “When you look across the market right now, the primary buyers for mobile communications solutions are the CIOs, the IT teams for the various healthcare … Continue reading What Does the Future Hold for Secure Messaging? [HIStalk Interview]
One of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of patient engagement technologies is that many still believe that most patients are not tech savvy enough to properly understand and manage their health with mobile apps. Testing this theory, healthcare-related organizations across the nation have conducted studies on whether patient populations, young and old, are ready … Continue reading Secure Messaging Trends: Patients, Young & Old, Are Bullish on mHealth
Using technology to improve patient engagement is becoming a high priority in healthcare IT. Recently, there has been significant coverage of mobile patient engagement apps. The key question is can mobile technology play a meaningful role in improving patient engagement? We’ve compiled a list of 5 organizations for whom mHealth tools have generated measurable increases … Continue reading 5 Healthcare Organizations Improving Patient Engagement With mHealth
Across the globe, healthcare systems are facing large scale care delivery challenges. In the US, increased prevalence of chronic diseases and aging populations are exacerbating healthcare delivery costs. To address these challenges healthcare organizations are forming technological infrastructures that enable clinicians to make better informed, faster clinical decisions and patients to better manage their health … Continue reading 30 Stats Illustrating mHealth’s Impact On Healthcare
1. There is no single, best way to implement patient centric mHealth solutions. Customization is key. Are restrictions needed to protect the patient-physician relationship? Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is developing a pilot program to determine what sorts of parameters will make an open clinical notes initiative successful. Source: Mobihealthnews There are times … Continue reading Secure Messaging Trends: Customization & Interoperability Are Key To ROI
A well-executed mHealth solution can help healthcare organizations prevent referral leakage and improve care coordination. Physicians tend to refer patients to physicians and services they know and trust, which makes changing physician referral patterns difficult. Physicians who identify and communicate with referral sources using a well-executed mHealth solution more frequently utilize in-network consultants and services. … Continue reading Can mHealth Apps Solve Hospitals’ Referral Leakage Problem?
1. mHealth is already proving itself a viable solution for providing quality care to chronic disease patients outside of the care setting Patient engagement and remote monitoring mHealth apps that assist patients in managing self-care are already drastically improving the health outcomes of patients suffering from chronic disease. For HIV patients who were given a … Continue reading 4 Secure Text Messaging Trends: Using mHealth To Fuel Patient Centric Care
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