Secure texting is the new hospital pager service. Healthcare must consider carefully when replacing the mission critical communciation service with smartphone based secure texting. Reliable message delivery, sounds & alerts, escalated notifications, message delivery status, supporting pager & secure texting devices in transition while providers to make orderly migration and finally training are important.
Security Risk Assessment: We’ve been told time and again by federal regulators that the first thing that is checked when a breach was reported was whether the entity had performed a security risk assessment.
Are we missing SMS as a patient engagement opportunity? mHealthNews (blog) SMS, texting and e-mail are chief among those. Patient “response and bill pay rates are completely and totally astounding. I mean I'm floored by it,” Good said.
HIPAA Compliance: It has happened to all of us. Whether at home, at the office, or in the back seat of taxi cab, we have all misplaced our phone at one point or another. Luckily, most of these types of incidents are harmless.
Over the last year, Box has been ramping up its efforts to bring its cloud storage platform into new verticals. That began in April, when the seven-year-old company began making a major push to bring its cloud collaboration and storage tools to the healthcare industry, which, given the mayhem around the launch of the new healthcare exchanges, seems like it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Behind a roster of healthcare partners, HIPAA compliance and an equity investment in drchrono — a doctor-facing EHR platform built specifically for the iPad — Box has been looking to leverage its cloud collaboration platform and growing ecosystem of mobile apps to give doctors and healthcare providers a better way to do business.
Said another way, Box’s real mission is to become the glue that can help stick a fragmented industry back together. As an increasing number of doctors adopt mobile devices and Obamacare forces the market to move toward a digital future, the lack of interoperability between care providers, businesses and patients has become increasingly apparent.
Through its new secure cloud collaboration platform, Box wants to help medical teams access health information from a secure, connected cloud. What’s key is that, with Box’s scalability, collaboration and data sharing between doctors and nurses can happen anywhere, which also has the added benefit of removing the fax machine and paper trail from healthcare.
“What we’re really going after is the unstructured data in healthcare,” says Google Health founder and Box's new Managing Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences -- Missy Krasner. “Box can help secure, store and share all those images, video, documents and forms that tend to get lost in the archaic infrastructure and workflow that prevails in healthcare today.”
Google agrees to sign BAA as means to HIPAA compliance TechRepublic (blog) Effective HIPAA compliance implementations resemble effective security systems: they're designed with the aim of protecting individually identifiable health information...
Wondering what the HIPAA fuss is all about? Here are some basic FAQs to get you started, along with references to in-depth videos and references along the way. (Up your #HIPAA IQ with a little HIPAA FAQ.
Last week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released two reports required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health… (Five lessons from #OCR’s report to Congress on #breaches and #HIPAA rules compliance:
In the wake of recently uncovered internet wide security risks, healthcare organizations must pay extra attention in storing PHI in public/vendor cloud servers. When necessary employ cloud pass-thru policy so that the information is transient in the cloud and will be removed as soon as the intenteded purpose is met. This helps in reducing the risk of potential mega breach.
Medical Answering Services Provider, AnswerNow, Successfully Integrates ... PR Web (press release) Typical Short Message Service (SMS) is not secure or HIPAA-compliant. Therefore, an application like TigerText must be used when security is a concern.
Runcorn and Widnes World Pervert Runcorn teacher jailed after admitting sexual activity with teenage pupils Runcorn and Widnes World Maria Masselis, prosecuting, told the court that in an interview, Mason had admitted contacting 15 girls, but...
mobihealthnews Why the new HIPAA is good for mobile health developers mobihealthnews Among other things, the final omnibus rule expanded federal liability for the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules to now include business...
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