Tag: HIPAA

August 10, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

OnPage is in the TOP TEN for Best Healthcare Messaging App!

Voted Top Health Information App! Medical Technology Schools lists OnPage as one of the 10 most useful healthcare messaging apps. According to the article, OnPage: [C]ombines the function of a phone and messaging service with HIPAA-compliant security for a fantastic communication model in any healthcare setting. Healthcare is increasing realizing the penalties it pays by … Continued

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August 9, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus

OnPage Report: HIPAA Compliant Messaging Myths Dispelled

In 2016, almost 85% (1) of physicians and hospital personnel reported that they brought their personal smartphones to work. At the same time, Accellion (2) also reported that 68% of healthcare security breaches were due to the loss or theft of personal mobile devices or files. These two statistics have led some healthcare institutions to … Continued

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July 6, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus

OnPage Report: HIPAA compliant messaging

It took several years after the passage of HIPAA for institutions to realize that the exchange of PHI through devices like pagers represents a HIPAA violation like any other unsecure exchange. Healthcare now realizes that pagers not only put institutions in the position of potentially violating HIPAA statutes, pagers also impede effective communications, lengthen hospital … Continued

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April 21, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

Use secure messaging to improve your hospital’s workflow

Studying the impediments to effective hospital workflow is at the top of the agenda for many hospital administrators’ lists. This is because inefficiencies are costly. One of the major contributors to these inefficiencies is insecure text messaging. In fact, over $11 billion is wasted each year due to the inefficiency of pagers and the lack … Continued

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February 21, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus

One of Boston’s Finest Hospitals Takes in OnPage

Boston is known world-wide for the high quality of medical care its hospitals deliver to patients from Boston as well as those coming in for treatment from abroad. The following case study details the specific alerting and paging needs of the doctors in the internal medicine department at one of these hospitals. This hospital has … Continued

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February 21, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus

OnPage Supports Veterans In PTSD Study

We at OnPage got an interesting request for Sarah Carter a 5th year Ph.D. in the clinical psychology program at George Mason. Her focus of study is on PTSD, stress, suicide, military couples and social support. Given the importance of Sarah’s subject matter and the critical need for better mental health services in the Army, OnPage gave … Continued

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January 19, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

How to improve healthcare BYOD and HIPAA compliance

Ensuring effective and secure communication in the age of healthcare BYOD Healthcare organizations are experiencing a significant rise in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). In fact, Becker Hospital Review research says that 85% of healthcare workers bring their own devices to work. Yet along with this rise in BYOD comes an increased vulnerability to being hacked. … Continued

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November 16, 2016 | by Orlee Berlove

A Tale of HIPAA Compliance

How a physician’s request violated HIPAA Compliance Earlier this week we received an interesting request from one of our customers. The customer is a physician who faced the following issue in the OR: I am a physician who finds it inconvenient to constantly have to give the room circulator my pin number to see a … Continued

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September 15, 2016 | by Orlee Berlove

OnPage app helps prevent HIPAA violations and ransomware attacks

OnPage helps thwarts HIPAA violations Avoiding HIPAA violations and combating potential ransomware attacks are top of mind for many healthcare institutions. In theory, avoiding HIPAA violations should be straight forward as HIPAA requirements are very specific in what they do and don’t allow hospitals to do during communications with their staff physicians. HIPAA legislation clearly prohibits the use … Continued

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