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August 4, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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What is HIPAA secure messaging?

What is HIPAA secure messaging? A definition. HIPAA secure messaging means that the exchange of patient information – often referred to as protected health information (PHI) – between physicians, nurses and hospital employees is exchanged via a secure and encrypted platform which adheres to the mandates of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. … Continued

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August 1, 2017 | by Bill Van Loon
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The Challenge of Interoperability and Hospital Messaging

Interoperability describes the extent to which systems and devices can exchange data, and interpret that shared data. For two systems to be interoperable, they must be able to exchange data and subsequently present that data in a manner that can be understood by a user. Typically, this exchange is thought of in terms of how … Continued

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August 1, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus
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OnPage Report: Pager security in healthcare

The threats posed by unencrypted pagers We recently had a chance to interview Adam Greene, a lawyer in Washington D.C. with the firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. One of Adam’s most intriguing cases occurred in 2014 with a hospital client. This hospital’s doctors and staff used pagers to routinely communicate about a patient’s status or … Continued

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July 25, 2017 | by Bill Van Loon
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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 19, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus
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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 OnPage Corporation
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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 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 medicine … Continued

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July 11, 2017 | by OnPage Corporation
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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 OnPage Corporation
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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
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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 OnPage Corporation

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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