Consider Mobile Medical Applications

Hipaa compliant text messaging

Technology is increasingly influencing the health industry: Health 2.0 can include concepts such as telemedicine, electronic medical records, mobile health apps and more. If you are a doctor or in the medical industry, you may want to look into mobile medical applications, which help doctors to receive patient info on their mobile devices. These mobile healthcare apps can facilitate secure messaging, such as secure text messaging.

Perhaps most crucially, these mobile medical applications provide a platform for Hipaa text messaging, text messaging that adheres to HIPAA standards. The HIPAA Privacy Rule deals with both the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) held by entities such as health care clearinghouses, employer sponsored health plans, health insurers, and medical service providers that engage in certain transactions with patients. Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs, while other titles refer more directly to privacy issues and procedures.

There are a variety of different options if you are interested in mobile medical applications. There are 551 certified medical information software companies in the U.S., and together they sell 1,137 software programs. However, you will need to do some research prior to using these mobile medical applications, to ensure that you follow all privacy policies. It is important to note that the development and deployment of a BYOD (bring your own device) program for health care providers may save money, but also requires careful planning to comply with security standards under 1996’s HIPAA. Overall, however, with the proper planning mobile medical applications can be a huge asset. Helpful info also found here:

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