Physician Texting, The Only IT Implementation that Improves Staff Satisfaction
Secure Messaging has received a lot of attention from hospitals with doctors and nurses texting, seeing that physician texting improves communication and daily workflows. Secure messaging also reduces security risks, helping health organizations maintain compliance with federal health privacy rules. Using secure messaging on their mobile devices, doctors are able to directly and securely communicate with each other. As a secure communication channel, all healthcare staff members are able to communicate more efficiently, getting rid of unnecessary emails and voicemails.
Physician texting only remains secure with a secure messaging solution. Standard messaging leaves at least three copies of the confidential information vulnerable to unauthorized recipients; one on the sender’s device, one on the recipient’s device, and at least one on the mobile carrier’s servers. The main advantage of standard messaging remains with a secure messaging solution, quick communication that would now be encrypted and through a closed network.
Doctors text private information, such as patient health information (PHI), but secure messaging can even help secure data loss when a device is lost or stolen. Features such as remote wipe and pin lock for the application helps erase confidential content instead of leaving it vulnerable in other solutions such as standard text messaging.