Standard text messaging for smartphones not HIPAA compliant

The Hospitalist

June 1, 2015

Around the time the first iPhone was born, hospital signs banning cell phones began coming down. Many doctors already are using the standard text messaging apps that come with the phone to communicate with one another efficiently. Unfortunately, the standard text messaging that comes with every smartphone is not HIPAA compliant. That’s why more than 30 vendor partners now offer a secure messaging options that reduce communication cycle times between clinicians. 

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