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Texting Protected Patient Information: A Slippery Slope

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jul 25, 2017 3:37:28 PM

A ton of patient information exchanges hands daily: patient to doctor, doctor to patient, doctor to doctor, doctor to hospital, and so on.  Much of this exchange is now by text messaging, as many doctors find it faster and more efficient than emails and phone calls.  Unfortunately, doctors are often completely unaware of the legal pitfalls involved in text messaging and how to avoid them.

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Topics: Dr. Ken's Corner, HIPAA-compliant encrypted solutions, hospital, HIPPA, Medical Economics, patient information, patient record, PHI, protected health information, SecureChat, SecureText, text messaging policy, text orders

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