Woodbridge, NJ (PRWEB) May 05, 2015
Texting has become a common and integral part of society, so it is no surprise that some physicians text as a way to communicate with patients and other healthcare providers. As always, we urge providers who are doing so to assure medical records are updated after patient interaction.
Texting does not come without risk! When providers transmit protected health information (PHI), or even have PHI stored on their mobile devices, they run the risk of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and becoming subject to hefty fines.
To protect themselves, physicians should ensure that they are not storing unencrypted PHI on mobile devices, or transmitting unencrypted PHI through texts or emails. There are a number of products and services available to help reduce your exposure to HIPAA and other privacy breaches, and they can vary in capability and price.
For our physicians who are texting with patients or with other providers about patients, we have arranged with MedXcom to make their HIPAA compliant secure texting platform free to all of our policyholders.
To take advantage of this free service, please link to their website: http://www.MedX.Com, and click on the Conventus logo on their home page.
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