It's time for doctors to put decades-old communication methods like pagers, faxes and switchboards behind them
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
docBeat®, a new company offering easy-to-use,secure messaging for healthcare, announced its commercial launch at HIMSS 13 this week.
docBeat® is a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based solution which offers healthcare professionals a simple, streamlined way to reach each other. docBeat® helps doctors and nurses stay in synch with its onetouch connect system leading to more efficient and effective care.
"It's time for doctors to put decades-old communication methods like pagers, faxes and switchboards behind them," said Sunny Tara, docBeat® co-founder and CEO. "With docBeat, you can leave voice or text messages, find out who is available or off call, leverage your smart phone, and still leave your cell phone number private. We've created a full communication solution for doctors and nurses, not just simple secure text messaging."
Despite all the advancement and innovation in the field of medicine and healthcare, where new medicines and treatments are made available on daily basis, the communication tools used by doctors and health care professional are stuck back in the 80s. Pagers, answering service and fax
machines are still the dominant method of communication and collaboration.
”Healthcare professionals realize that this is an inefficient way of communicating, and have used workarounds like texting over SMS,” said John Lynn, Founder of HealthcareScene.com and advisor to docBeat®. “Unfortunately, SMS isn’t secure, so hospitals and medical practices run the risk of being cited for HIPAA violations every time they send a text with clinical information in it.”
What's more, there's a huge opportunity available to improve the communication and collaboration among physicians and other clinicians in a hospital setting. Using docBeat® saves time, improves care transitions and boosts hospital efficiency.
“Healthcare professionals are very frustrated by the obstacles they face in communicating with each other effectively, both in the hospital and in their office-based practices,” said Mandeep Mehra, M.D., professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “Now more than ever, hospitals and healthcare professionals need next-generation messaging tools that allow them to connect and collaborate. docBeat® offers the ideal solution to the everyday communication hassles clinicians face.”
docBeat® is a patent-pending technology, secure, extensible, mobile, cloud-based communication platform, which seamlessly integrates with any smartphone or existing web based platforms. docBeat® ensures HIPAA compliance and avoids potential liability issues. docBeat products, which are available on the Web, iOS and Android platforms, provide secure messaging solutions for physicians and hospitals. For more information, visit http://www.docbeat.co.