Category: Healthcare

July 25, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

BYOD and secure messaging

Sixty-nine percent of CIOs said their hospitals see mobile strategies as a key initiative to improve clinical and operational outcomes. –MedCityNews.com This statistic presents a strong viewpoint on how healthcare sees its future and how technology will play into it. Clearly, mobile will play a major part. However, the question that remains is whose mobile … Continued

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July 24, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus

OnPage Report: 7 reasons you should tackle insecure texting in healthcare

Risks of insecure texting in healthcare Many hospitals understand the limits of pagers in hindering communications. They see how pagers inhibit a robust communication system for the institution. As BYOD (bring your own device) increases in popularity, doctors are increasingly turning to texting as an easy way to communicate with one another and exchange patient information. … Continued

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July 19, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus

OnPage Report: Pager inefficiencies cost hospitals millions

Do you know how pager inefficiencies impact your hospital ? Pager use by physicians reached its zenith in 1994. While pager use has dropped in the ensuing 23 years, cellphone use by physicians has becomes near ubiquitous with recent findings showing that 91% of physicians owned a smartphone and 88% used their mobile devices frequently in the … Continued

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July 18, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

Secure Messaging and Telemedicine

How secure messaging and telemedicine work better together One of the technologies often overlooked in the exploration of how to improve telemedicine delivery is through the provision of smartphone messaging. As one study out of Stanford Hospital noted, “the smartphone is one of the fastest growing sectors in the technology industry, and its impact in … Continued

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July 11, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

What is a HIPAA-Compliant Texting App?

What is a HIPAA compliant texting app? A HIPAA-compliant texting app is an application that physicians, nurses and hospital employees use to exchange the personal health information (PHI) of patients who are being treated by the facility or clinic. A HIPAA compliant texting app must be employed when healthcare employees send messages that contain identifying patient … Continued

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July 6, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

OnPage gets an A+ from its University clients

OnPage provides university secure messaging What do UVA, Yale, Ohio State, Tufts and Georgia State have in common?  In addition to being some of the finest institutions in the country, these universities are also just a few of the many academic institutions that use OnPage for their university secure messaging and critical alerting needs. Many of … 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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July 6, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

OnPage’s Guide: Cyberattacks and HIPAA-Compliant Messaging

Mobile devices offer clinicians the opportunity to easily engage with patients, coordinate care and ultimately save money, time and improve the quality of healthcare services. At the same time, as mobile devices are increasingly used by healthcare workers (80% use by doctors and 70% use by nurses), they are also becoming an increasing vector for cybersecurity … Continued

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June 28, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

The Benefits of 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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June 21, 2017 | by Orlee Berlove

3 Reasons to embrace secure messaging for nurses

Smartphones are essential to effective and secure messaging for nurses in a hospital setting. While both doctors and nurses typically have access to a smartphone, doctors and nurses differ significantly in their use of the device. In part, this is because nurses have long been seen as an under-appreciated market for mobile health technology and one … Continued

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