Should patients care about their physicians’ text messages?

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Published on February 24, 2014

Author: CureMDHealthcare

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Should patients care about their physicians’ text messages?

Should patients care about their physicians’ text messages? © CureMD Healthcare

Sending Text messages to patients • One of the major security concerns for healthcare organizations despite the modern day EHRs, compliance officers and HIPAA guidelines about protecting patients’ medical information, is the usage of text messaging between physicians sharing/exchanging patient data • Physicians and clinicians are quick to send a text message to a colleague asking about test results or ask questions about a patient • The real problem is, standard text messages are not HIPAA compliant

Sending Text messages to patients • It is easy to think that text messages will only be read and received by the intended recipient but in reality, it is impossible to gauge who will actually read that message • Some of the messages may contain sensitive patient data, protected health information or even details about a diagnosis that the patient may have received • The fact that messages are stored on the mobile network carrier’s servers is another issue

The need of hour is to: • Have encryption at all levels (database, transmission and on the app) • Track whether messages have been delivered • Set up a secure, private server with back up facilities • Remotely wipe data off the phone if it is lost or stolen • Be able to work on all spectrums of cellular data including Wi-Fi • Be automatically logged out due to inactivity • Have limited data life (30 days) for messages

Read more on blog.curemd.com • To read more on this topic, visit: • http://blog.curemd.com/should-patients-care-abouttheir-physicians-text-messages/

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