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How to choose a mobile telehealth solution

Telehealth is booming, with 2018 proving to be something of a tipping point for the industry. A report by market intelligence company Transparency Market Research estimates the global telehealth market is forecasted to reach $19.5 billion by 2025 – up from $6 billion in 2016. Aging populations, a rise in the prevalence of chronic diseases, […]

Health Plans and Payers

3 major benefits of mobile telehealth for healthcare providers

Healthcare providers are facing increasing pressure to improve patient care while cutting costs at the same time, adhering to complex regulatory requirements, and keeping on top of day-to-day administrative burdens. This complex juggling act makes good time management and operational efficiency crucial, particularly for those who value a good work-life balance. Meanwhile, patients are also […]

Physician Practices

Do pagers still have a place in healthcare?

Do pagers have a place in modern healthcare? In an age where smartphones reign supreme, it has become almost inconceivable that alternative forms of mobile communication still exist. However, in healthcare practices across the country, professionals still rely on archaic technologies, like pagers to remain productive. Paging devices have long been a go-to solution for […]

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Improving mobility in clinical settings

Despite the ground-breaking advancements in medical technology, many traditional communication methods, such as the humble pager, are still commonplace in healthcare organizations. As a result, communication between physicians and care teams is often a cumbersome process: A study from the University of California printed in Becker’s Hospital Review found more than a quarter of hospital […]

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Introducing DocbookMD One-Way Paging

The healthcare communication landscape is evolving. Now more than ever, healthcare professionals need communication tools that can deliver uncompromised mobility, reliability, and security, within the convenience of a mobile application. Consequently, smartphone usage within medical practices is increasing, and the reliance on pagers is decreasing. But while pager usage may be on the decline, the […]

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Why consumer messaging apps are not suited to healthcare

Healthcare professionals are gradually moving away from pagers and adopting mobile technology as a replacement, which from an operational point of view makes perfect sense. There are a variety of messaging services that exist for everyday personal use, such as Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and Skype – all of which allow for instant, two-way communication between […]

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Have you tried the DocbookMD secure mobile messaging app?

Have you tried the DocbookMD secure mobile messaging app? The all-new DocbookMD mobile app makes HIPAA-secure messaging between healthcare professionals a simple and straightforward process. Whether you’re an iOS or Android user, or prefer to utilize the web for your messaging needs, DocbookMD has you covered! But don’t just take our word for it… With […]

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More reasons to be wary of texting in healthcare

We’ve spoken many times before about the risks associated with text messaging from a HIPAA compliance perspective, but there are other reasons to be wary of texting in the medical environment. Back in November 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an email to healthcare providers, explaining that the use of text […]

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Is texting HIPAA compliant?

Is texting HIPAA compliant? Let’s get this out of the way. Text messaging (SMS) is not HIPAA compliant. Not even a little bit. Text messaging is not HIPAA compliant because it lacks encryption, meaning messages are vulnerable to interception during transit. What’s more, because in the vast majority of cases text messages are stored on a […]