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Tag: HIPAA

December 5, 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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October 30, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus

Simple healthcare communications promotes HIPAA compliance

When it comes to the sensitive data stored and transmitted within healthcare organizations, complying with the guidelines set out by HIPAA can promote the safety of information as well as the avoidance of fines and potential legal action. However, if the technology is overly complicated or the compliance rules require excessive steps for compliance then … Continued

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September 20, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus

HIPAA Compliance Checklist – Pitfalls to Avoid

For a healthcare organization to be HIPAA compliant it needs to ensure that the right controls are in place to protect the privacy of patient information. This means that controls are provided to ensure that sensitive patient information is not left visible to non-relevant parties and that the exchange of information between practitioners follows HIPAA … Continued

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August 23, 2017 | by Shawn Lazarus

OnPage Report: The impact of not securing healthcare communications

Recent data from the Journal of Hospital Medicine[1] highlights the battle for secure healthcare communications. Unfortunately, the battle is not progressing as well as one could hope. The statistics cited in the Journal’s July 2017 publication cite the following statistics: Almost 80% of clinicians continue to use pagers. It is the most commonly used technology by hospital-based … Continued

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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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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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