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HIPAA compliance is critical for every healthcare provider, as is sharing vital healthcare information with patients. How can clinicians utilize patient {prefered} forms of communication while remaining compliant?

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Topics: hipaa, hipaa messaging

With the vast majority of Americans using cell phones regularly, text messaging tools are an effective way of communicating with patients and monitoring their health.

Like all forms of healthcare related communication, it is critical to understand the “rules of the road” when it comes to texting and HIPAA compliance.  

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Topics: hipaa, secure text messaging

As healthcare organizations strive to improve communications among care team members and with patients, they increasingly look to mobile technologies. Of course, one of the key considerations when deploying mobile communication is maintaining HIPAA compliance. These regulations and rulings are constantly being altered and updated to protect patients - as a result, it can be difficult to keep up with the myriad of compliance requirements. Failing to do so, however, creates significant risk.

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Topics: Mobile, hipaa

 Introducing IoT

The average consumer now owns about four devices that are internet enabled - all of which are capable of taking in and transmitting data to and from other sources. However, not all of these devices can "talk" to one another. Having smart devices that are capable of communicating with each other is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). We are on the cusp of a future where all of our smart devices work together to create a seamless ecosystem that transmits information to control various household items.

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Topics: Mobile, mhealth, IoT

Chronic ailments are a critical health issue in the United States - from diabetes to asthma, millions of Americans suffer from chronic conditions. While there is no cure for many of these diseases, proper and consistent treatment is the key to managing the symptoms allowing individuals to live long, productive lives. An engaged patient - one that knows what to do and when to do it - is the key ingredient to managing chronic conditions. Healthcare organizations need to make engaging and activating these patients a top priority. One communication channel that must be part of any chronic condition management strategy is text messaging. Here's a brief examination of the role texting can play in managing chronic ailments.

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Topics: mhealth, Text Messaging, Medication Adherence, secure text messaging