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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 […]

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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 […]

Better clinical communications

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 […]

Physician Practices

Three ways secure mobile messaging benefits healthcare organizations

Secure mobile messaging can benefit healthcare organizations of all sizes in a number of ways. While not an exhaustive list, the following benefits should provide a convincing introduction. Secure mobile messaging is cost effective Implementing a secure mobile messaging solution in a healthcare organization can help reduce costs over time: plans can easily be scaled […]

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The dos and don’ts of sharing sensitive data on a mobile device

According to Pew research, approximately 95% of Americans currently own a cellphone, and around 77% of those devices are smartphones.  This widespread adoption of mobile devices has only intensified the expectation of being able to communicate immediately, with a few swipes of a finger. It’s no surprise then, that mobile usage within the realms of […]

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Eliminating the risk of mobile data breaches in healthcare

As mobile usage becomes more prevalent in healthcare environments, and protected health information (PHI) becomes more portable, data breaches become more likely. To mitigate the associated risks, healthcare organizations should implement the following key steps: 1. Conduct regular risk assessments As a key requirement under the HIPAA Security Rule, healthcare organizations should conduct regular risk […]

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The dangers of sharing your phone with others

The portability of smartphones makes them particularly susceptible to loss or theft. While, for most people, the loss or theft off a device presents little more than a costly inconvenience, in healthcare, the repercussions can be much worse. If a misplaced device has PHI (Protected Health Information) stored on it, even within an app, then […]

Out with pagers, in with mobile messaging

Pagers, also known as beepers, have been the backbone of communication for healthcare organizations for more than six decades. The technology was first developed back in the 1940s, and by the time the 90s came around, they were a standard piece of kit on the belt of almost every healthcare professional in the U.S. Fast […]