Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals

By: Alison Diana | July 28, 2014 (Featured on Information Week)

Even one insecure text message can be expensive, as one North Carolina facility discovered. It’s time for healthcare organizations to implement efficient, secure communication systems.

When a doctor treating a North Carolina nursing home patient asked a nurse to text the resident’s lab results, only the two authorized medical professionals saw the message — but the residential facility ended up paying a high price for using this inherently insecure messaging medium…
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