Text messaging apps for hospitals are usually software as a service (SAAS) with an app installed on mobile devices and desktop computers. These devices allow users to access and communicate protected health information (PHI) through secure, HIPAA compliant methods.
A text messaging app is considered secure when it meets government-dictated regulations that ensure the protection of PHI both at rest and in transit. This technology allows for the replacement or enhancement of traditional means of healthcare communication (email, fax, face-to-face, etc.).
As part of HIPAA requirements, admins are able to oversee the access to PHI and the communication of such data. Many organizations have already chosen to deploy text messaging apps for their hospitals. These CIOs have found that this technology streamlines clinical workflows, improves productivity and reduces readmissions across their whole organization.
Secure texting apps provide a messaging platform for healthcare. Such platforms connect authorized users to PHI which is maintained on secure internal servers. This information is secured in such a way that ensures the integrity of PHI while complying with HIPAA regulations.
HIPAA compliant secure texting apps are very similar in function to standard SMS texting. In fact, the interfaces are often designed to mimic the same ease of use of standard texting so adoption across your organization.
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