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HIT Security Issues in 2017 – Password Management

The first line of defense in preventing hacking is a secure password. Unfortunately, IT administrators know that educating their users on the definition and necessity of a strong password often falls on deaf ears. Most […]

Ben Henson   Healthcare IT Security
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What is the Best Architecture for Secure Texting & Encrypted Messaging?

QliqSOFT’s “Security First” philosophy guides the design and management of its secure clinical collaboration platform. We’ve developed the Qliq apps and platform from the ground up with security as the top priority.   In the “HIPAA […]

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Replace Your Pagers With Secure Texting

According to a HIMSS research study, over 90% of hospitals still, rely on pagers to coordinate patient care. Unfortunately, this antiquated technology provides only a one-way means of communication, where nurses must waste precious time […]

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CareChannels Facilitate Value-Based Care

Value-Based Healthcare is increasing financial risk for healthcare organizations. With the new bundled payment programs, your responsibility no longer ends at patient discharge. Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health organizations can no longer be […]

Ben Henson   Secure Messaging
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Qliq for iPhone – What’s New in Version 2.4.8

A new release of Qliq for iPhone is here. Included in this upgrade are several new features that will aid in clinical collaboration using secure texting across your entire organization. New in this version is […]

Ben Henson   Healthcare
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New Windows Version of Qliq for Desktop Released

  A new Windows release of Qliq for Desktop is here. Version 2.79 includes several new features that will aid in clinical collaboration across your entire organization. New in this version is the ability to […]

Ben Henson   Healthcare
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QliqSOFT Releases CareChannels for Patient-Centric Care Team Collaboration

  Dallas, TX – July 19, 2016: QliqSOFT, inc., a leading provider of secure texting service for healthcare today announced the release of CareChannels, a patient-centric collaboration service to assist in value-based care and bundled […]

Ben Henson   Healthcare
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Ease of Access to Qliq Secure Texting

Whether you’re are an existing user of Qliq Secure Texting, or evaluating secure texting options for your organization, we’ve made it extremely easy for users to quickly and securely access their app without jumping through […]

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How Secure Texting Will Change Patient-Doctor Relationships

Everyone is using multiple instant messaging apps these days. People around the world are embracing the idea of this quick, and easy way of communication with the health care provider. But, when it is linked […]

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10 Steps to Take When (Not If) You’re Hit With a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware. It’s become an almost weekly headline in the healthcare industry. Hospitals in California, Washington, D.C., Texas, and other areas of the country have found themselves at the mercy of hackers who can completely paralyze […]

Krishna Kurapati   Healthcare IT Security
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Are Smartphones and Texting Helpful During Ransomware Attacks?

Ransomware is back with a vengeance -this time attacking healthcare facilities who have critical patient data which they cannot afford to lose. Hospitals need patient data quickly without which patient care can become difficult or […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Messaging
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Introducing OnCall Scheduling from QliqSOFT

Qliq secure mobile messaging offers the OnCall Scheduling add-on feature, which allows doctors and nurses to view who is on-call in any department right from the Qliq app.   Key Features of OnCall Scheduling: Instantly […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Messaging
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The Role of Secure Texting in Patient Communication

Healthcare providers of every scale and specialization are all faced with the same challenge of providing patients with the direct communication they now demand while at the same time remaining HIPAA and HITECH compliant. Additionally, […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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HIPAA Data Breaches: Bad Technology or Bad Training?

As regular readers of the qliqSOFT blog are now aware, the HIPAA Omnibus changes have been in effect for just over two weeks. In the wake of the September 23 compliance deadline, HIPAA compliance should […]

Krishna Kurapati   Healthcare IT Security
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How to Achieve Security While Helping Care Teams to Communicate More Effectively

There is high demand amongst healthcare providers to use text messaging as a fast, convenient way to communicate and collaborate with colleagues. With a service area spanning more than 20,000 square miles, Community Hospice of […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Messaging
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Common Questions on Secure Texting & Secure Messaging for Healthcare

How is the messaging all secure? The most secure approach for texting is to have many layers of security that protect your health information. Public-Private Key Encryption One of the most important aspects of qliqCONNECT […]

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5 Essential Considerations when Switching from Pagers to Secure Texting

Pagers, who cares? Aren’t they extinct like those humpback Television sets? Why am I talking about this antiquated communication device in the era of Google Glass? Even though businesses, by and large, have ditched pagers, […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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Security “Blues” Play Again for Healthcare

In the wake of a second massive cyber attack and personal information breach by another Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance company, healthcare organizations all over the country are scrambling to put systems in place […]

John Skowlund   Healthcare IT Security
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5 Steps for Successful HIPAA Compliant Secure Texting in Healthcare

You’ve been leading the charge toward HIPAA-compliant secure texting. Now is the time to plan the steps for a successful implementation. To help you do this, we’ve come up with our top 5 tips to […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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HIPAA Risk Assessment: Don’t Skip Mobile

Think You Don’t Have a Mobile Provider? Think Again. Your hospital system or eligible provider’s office doesn’t supply mobile devices to its staff or pay for technology solutions like standard mobile data and SMS texting […]

Krishna Kurapati   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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