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- February 24th, 2012, 08:35 AM #1
HIPAA and texting
I hope this is the right place to post this.
In the hospital I work at, I have been noticing a lot of doctors and nurses texting patient info like release dates, second opinion requests, etc.
According to HIPAA, if the phone is lost or hacked, and the data is released publicly, then the doctors and hospital are open to law suits.
My boss asked me to look for a solution to look for a solution, and so far the only thing I can find for secure texting that is HIPAA complaint is this app called Tigertext which is on a closed network and will delete text messages on all phones after X period of time.
It doesn't seem to cost much and at least would allow doctors to text without a HIPAA problem.
Is this really HIPAA complaint, or am I missing something?
Is anyone else using this?
TigerTextMarch 30th, 2012, 11:09 PM #2
Can anyone help me?
Can anyone out there offer any insight here?
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