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System Evolution: #9 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App

January 15, 2015 | Adam Turinas

We’ve been releasing content on what critical factors to consider when choosing a secure texting app for some time now. This post will mark the end of the series that has addressed challenges such as how to evaluate a secure texting impact on clinical workflows, group messaging and voice capabilities and much more. The ability … Continue reading System Evolution: #9 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App

Vendor Support: #8 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App

December 17, 2014 | Adam Turinas

Vendor support is the eighth-most critical factor to consider when selecting a secure texting provider, as outlined in our series. A strong foundation of support is needed from secure texting vendors to ensure user satisfaction and adoption is sustained in the immediate and long term.   Here are some key points to consider when selecting a well-supported secure texting application: Accessible … Continue reading Vendor Support: #8 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App

User Friendliness: #7 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App

December 17, 2014 | Adam Turinas

Usability is the seventh-most critical factor to consider when selecting a secure texting provider. Healthcare organizations must deliberately evaluate the user friendliness of a potential secure texting app otherwise their care coordination, efficiency, and HIPAA compliance goals will be at risk. Here are some key issues to consider when selecting a user friendly secure texting … Continue reading User Friendliness: #7 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App

Highlights from East Coast’s Biggest Digital Health Conferences

December 17, 2014 | Adam Turinas

The past two months have been very exciting ones for digital health. On the East Coast alone, there was the NJ HIMMS Conference in Atlantic City, Digital Health Conference in New York City and mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. We were lucky enough to listen, learn, and share in all three conferences. Between the three conferences … Continue reading Highlights from East Coast’s Biggest Digital Health Conferences

Hunterdon Healthcare Selects Secure mHealth App Platform

December 16, 2014 | Uniphy Health

Practice Unite (now known as Uniphy Health) sets a new industry standard for delivering the highest level of service and support with customer engagement managers. December 16, 2014 – Newark, NJ: Practice Unite, a customizable, HIPAA-compliant smartphone application, designed to improve communications and speed up workflows in hospitals, today announced that Hunterdon Healthcare has selected … Continue reading Hunterdon Healthcare Selects Secure mHealth App Platform

Top Trends Of 2014 Discussed At mHealth Summit

December 16, 2014 | Uniphy Health

At last week’s 2014 mHealth Summit, our Chief Medical Officer, Stuart Hochron MD JD, played a very active role, moderating a panel on the role of mHealth in coordinated care and and representing MedTech Boston.   For those who were unable to attend, here is his roundup of forward thinking trends and technologies that captivated attendees: “The buzz at this year’s … Continue reading Top Trends Of 2014 Discussed At mHealth Summit

Remote Patient Monitoring App For Home Care Release Announcement

December 16, 2014 | Uniphy Health

We’re furthering our commitment to providing a flexible, secure mobile platform that boosts care coordination and efficiency with our latest mobile app release. In partnership with Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute and Independence Care System, we’ve unveiled a remote monitoring application that will transform home care across New York City’s five boroughs.   For full media coverage see here: “Mobile health … Continue reading Remote Patient Monitoring App For Home Care Release Announcement

VOIP: #6 Most Important HIPAA Secure Messaging App Function

December 15, 2014 | Adam Turinas

In this installation of our series addressing the most critical factors to consider when selecting a secure texting provider, we discuss the importance of selecting a secure texting application that supports VOIP. In order for a secure texting solution to achieve mass adoption, it must support traditional modes of communication as well as text messaging. … Continue reading VOIP: #6 Most Important HIPAA Secure Messaging App Function

Futura Mobility Featuring Secure Messaging ROI Report With CHIME

October 28, 2014 | Uniphy Health

Futura Mobility will be offering a whitepaper on the ROI of Practice Unite to attendees of the College of Healthcare and Information Management Executives (CHIME) Best Practices Institute (BPI) Showcase. Futura Mobility will not only showcase Practice Unite’s impact on Jersey City Medical Center (which generated over $2 million in cost savings) but also offer strategic insights on how hospital CIOs can effectively … Continue reading Futura Mobility Featuring Secure Messaging ROI Report With CHIME

Protecting, Managing & Using PHI is a Global Health Concern

October 13, 2014 | Adam Turinas

With cyber-attacks on the rise patient data security and management continue to escalate to a serious cause for concern. Healthcare executives and technology vendors across the globe are trialing alternative, digital health solutions to better protect and serve patients. Those in the US are becoming increasingly aware that HIPAA compliance is simply the first step … Continue reading Protecting, Managing & Using PHI is a Global Health Concern

Physician Survey On mHealth, EMRs & Meaningful Use

September 23, 2014 | Stuart Hochron

Deloitte recently surveyed primary care and specialist physicians across the US about mHealth technologies and EHRs. The results were insightful. A few key highlights: 50% of physicians use their mHealth technology everyday 1 out of 4 physicians with access to mHealth apps don’t use mHealth apps their health systems provide 3X more physicians are interested … Continue reading Physician Survey On mHealth, EMRs & Meaningful Use

Clinical Workflow Support: #5 Most Important Secure Messaging App Function

September 23, 2014 | Adam Turinas

In this installation of our series highlighting the most critical consideration factors for health executives when selecting a secure texting provider, we illustrate the clinical workflow issues that secure texting apps can address. New reports and surveys illustrate the value of mHealth apps that enable doctors to message patients and achieve coordinated care improvements.   As you … Continue reading Clinical Workflow Support: #5 Most Important Secure Messaging App Function

HIPAA Secure Messaging Trends: Doctor Patient Relationship Edition

September 17, 2014 | Adam Turinas

August proved to be a big month for the secure texting movement as health providers shared stories of improved patient engagement via mobile communication. Patient surveys also made it clear that there is still much work to be done for clinicians to improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes. One thing is certain, evidence that clinicians can dismantle major, structural … Continue reading HIPAA Secure Messaging Trends: Doctor Patient Relationship Edition

Camera Security: An Oft Overlooked Threat To HIPAA Secure Messaging

September 4, 2014 | Adam Turinas

The recent leak of Jennifer Lawrence’s privately shared nude photos have many wondering how secure is Apple’s iCloud? The leak also has many questioning how safe sensitive patient health information will be on Apple’s soon to be released Health Kit Platform. The private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and dozens of celebrities were leaked by cyberhackers … Continue reading Camera Security: An Oft Overlooked Threat To HIPAA Secure Messaging

Group Messaging: #4 Most Important Secure Texting App Function

August 25, 2014 | Adam Turinas

In the latest installation of our series that outlines the critical points health system executives must consider when selecting a secure text provider, we cover the most impactful capabilities for group messaging.   As you evaluate the group messaging capabilities of a secure texting solution here are some key elements to consider: 1. Targeted Messaging: … Continue reading Group Messaging: #4 Most Important Secure Texting App Function

4 Ways Secure Messaging mHealth Apps Integrate with Pager Systems

August 21, 2014 | Adam Turinas

For the overwhelming majority of healthcare systems pagers are still the most widespread channel for contacting physicians in emergency situations. As healthcare organizations adopt HIPAA-compliant secure text solutions it creates a big questions for IT staff in how to manage the transition from a pager only environment to a mixed environment of pagers and secure … Continue reading 4 Ways Secure Messaging mHealth Apps Integrate with Pager Systems

Providing mHealth & Strategic Mobile IT Services With Futura Mobility

August 12, 2014 | Uniphy Health

We are very proud to announce our partnership with the great Futura Mobility. Futura Mobility specializes in deploying mobile technology services across the healthcare industry. Last week we announced a two-year strategic partnership between our companies, which will enable healthcare providers to unify their mobile IT strategy. With the unification of our technologies, healthcare providers will be able to more … Continue reading Providing mHealth & Strategic Mobile IT Services With Futura Mobility

#3 Key Factor mHealth Apps For Coordinated Care Should Address

August 7, 2014 | Adam Turinas

In this installation of our series outlining the most important factors to consider when selecting a secure text provider, we will cover the key capabilities and features to address regarding Notifications.   As you evaluate the Notifications capabilities of secure text solutions here are some issues to consider: 1. Adaptability: How flexible is the secure … Continue reading #3 Key Factor mHealth Apps For Coordinated Care Should Address

#2 Most Important Factor When Selecting A Secure Messaging App

July 30, 2014 | Adam Turinas

This post is the second in a series. In the last post, we covered the importance of HIPAA Compliance. In today’s post we list issues to consider regarding user management and system administration. Of particular importance is that you pay close attention to how easy is the system to manage, and how willing the vendor is to … Continue reading #2 Most Important Factor When Selecting A Secure Messaging App

Engaging Millennials: The Shifting Doctor Patient Relationship

July 14, 2014 | Uniphy Health

There has been a lot of discussion in healthcare recently on how to best inform and engage patients of the Millennial generation. Rather than speak for young Millennials our  CMO, Dr. Stuart Hochron, thought it would be good to sit down with a Millennial, Nadia James, and address her biggest healthcare concerns: As an entry level worker I have … Continue reading Engaging Millennials: The Shifting Doctor Patient Relationship