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QliqSOFT Announces Integrated Secure Texting Partnership with American HealthTech

QliqSOFT, Inc., a leading provider of secure clinical communications solutions along with electronic health record (EHR) developer American HealthTech (AHT) are pleased to announce a partnership that will provide the option for secure texting solutions […]

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How Telehealth can Increase Patient Engagement in Post-Acute Settings

Are the days of doctor house calls poised to come back? Now that we have sophisticated, high-speed data networks and readily available technology to facilitate telehealth for “virtual” house calls, more healthcare providers are starting to deploy […]

Ben Henson   telehealth
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How Home Health Secure Texting Is Changing Communication in the Field

Home health is a growing segment of healthcare. It has a unique model, in that interactions take place in homes, not healthcare facilities. The need for these types of services is only increasing as Baby […]

Ben Henson   BYOD . Home Health . Secure Messaging
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FDA Recalls Popular Meds After Cancer-Causing Agents Found: How Will You Share With Your Patients?

On July 13, 2018, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) joined 22 other countries announcing a voluntary recall of several drugs containing the common ingredient valsartan. Valsartan is used by millions world-wide for the […]

Jolean Sheffield   Patient Texting . Secure Messaging
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5 Steps to an Effective Disaster Communications Plan

Creating disaster communications plans can be complex, especially in healthcare when so much is at stake. Disasters and disruptions can happen at any time. You must be prepared in the event your systems go down. […]

Ben Henson   BYOD . Disaster Communication
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Seven Don’ts and One Do for Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Mistakes happen. Sometimes no matter how prepared you are, it’s easy to err in your disaster recovery plan for communication. While your organization may spend lots of time planning and ensuring it meets emergency preparedness guidelines, […]

Ben Henson   Disaster Communication
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Can Texting with Patients Reduce Readmissions?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines what a hospital readmission is. “An admission to an acute care hospital within 30 days of discharge from the same or another acute care hospital.” They […]

Ben Henson   Healthcare . Patient Texting
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Don’t Compromise Compliance in Healthcare Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Communications

When thinking about a healthcare emergency preparedness plan, how much does compliance matter in your disaster communications? If your organization is in the throes of a power outage from heavy storms or a cyber attack […]

Ben Henson   Disaster Communication
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Shining a Light on Mental Illness: How Patient and Provider Texting Can Help

Those that treat individuals with mental illness understand the importance of communication. Medical directive compliance can be a hard battle. Real-time communication is a great asset to have. Imagine how helpful patient and provider texting […]

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Can Patient Texting Improve Post-Op Recovery?

A focus of many hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and clinicians is improving surgical outcomes and post-op recovery for the patients they serve. And with good reason. Not only do these providers care about their patient […]

Ben Henson   Patient Texting
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4 Reasons to Use Secure Texting with Patients in Ambulatory Services

Busy practices and ambulatory services centers know how much manpower it takes to share information with patients. Even more so when that information is time sensitive or condition critical. They know the pain of trying […]

Ben Henson   Patient Texting
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Secure Texting Facilitates Better Physician-Patient Communication

A Look at Its Impact in Chronic Disease Applications Chronic diseases are an epidemic in the U.S. At least  60% of Americans have a chronic condition, while 42% had more than one. These conditions are […]

Ben Henson   Healthcare . Patient Texting
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Secure Texting with Patients: A New Tool to Take on the Opioid Epidemic

Any healthcare organization dealing with the country’s opioid crisis, understands the gravity of the situation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 people in the U.S. die from opioid overdose a day. Those […]

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Picture This: Always Use a HIPAA-Compliant Camera for Patient Photos

How compliant are your patient photo practices? If you use photos in patient care and those photos have any identifiable information, using a HIPAA-compliant camera is a must. The camera itself need not be bulky […]

Ben Henson   HIPAA Camera . HIPAA Compliance
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4 Reasons It’s Time to Ditch the Spreadsheets for an OnCall Scheduling Tool

How confident are you in the accuracy of your oncall scheduling spreadsheet? With so many changes occurring in rapid succession in healthcare environments, you can’t really on a spreadsheet to save a life. You need […]

Ben Henson   Healthcare . Secure Messaging
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4 Ways Healthcare Teams Collaborate with a HIPAA-Compliant Texting App

Many healthcare organizations are flocking to a HIPAA-compliant texting app to streamline communications. And, it’s no surprise why. Organizations have learned, when communication can happen anywhere and in real-time, the previous barriers no longer apply. […]

Jolean Sheffield   Secure Texting in Healthcare
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Pagers and Standard Texting Used in Hospitals, Few Have Secure Texting Platform

A survey by the Journal of Hospital Medicine presents this conclusion. Learn more as we break down the data. Communication tools have quickly evolved in the last decade. Things changed forever in June of 2007 […]

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Data Privacy in the Modern World: Everything’s for Sale Unless You’re the Keeper of Your Own Data

Everyone worries about data privacy. And, looking at the state of the industry, they have every reason to be. The truth is big data generates big money. Data privacy at this moment seems to be […]

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Don’t Let Faxing Disrupt Your Healthcare Workflow

Technology has made so many parts of everyday life easier, especially around communications. It’s easy to send just about any type of document you need via email or text. Yet, there is still the widespread […]

Ben Henson   Healthcare Workflow
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Smartphones vs. Pagers: Compare and Discover Why Secure Texting is Best

It might seem like a pointless question – smartphones vs. pagers? Glance down at all the apps and features on your phone. You’ll have 100 reasons why it’s preferable to a little black box that […]

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