California Hospital Makes Text Messaging More Efficient And Secure

By: Rod Moore | November 18, 2014 (Featured on Health IT Outcomes)

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian provides secure text messaging to 1,500 physicians to streamline communication and discovers added savings after rollout.

While bring-your-own-device, or BYOD, is commonplace in hospitals and healthcare organizations, sending unsecure text messages could be a costly mistake. Fines for a single HIPAA violation typically amount to $50,000 and could reach $1.5 million for repeated violations, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

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