HIPAA Compliant Texting

Keeping Patient Health Information Safe with Secure Messaging

Keeping_PHI_Safe_with_Secure_Messaging_miSecureMessages_1CallBeginning in the 1960s, pager-like systems were put to use and quickly became the industry standard for sending messages. Over the last few decades, the way hospitals communicate sensitive information has evolved, and their technology needs have changed to secure Protected Health Information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA rules. In light of this, hospitals are now searching for secure communication systems that are also more robust, such as miSecureMessages.

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New miSecureMessages Features Available with Server Version 6.6

McFarland, WI – Amtelco’s 1Call Division is pleased to announce the new miSecureMessages Server Version 6.6, with significant enhancements for both users and administrators.

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Is a BYOD strategy the best way to deploy healthcare apps?

Personal devices are saturating all facets of our society. The healthcare sector is no exception. Healthcare professionals, from nurses to doctors to home healthcare workers, are more and more frequently employing personal devices in the course of their work-related activities. A recent report showed that 80% of doctors use medical apps on their Smartphones.

Interoperability Strategy in Healthcare and Hospital Facilities

For years, the concept of “interoperability” has been something of a holy grail in the exchange of health care information. Interoperability is the open flow of electronic communication across all sectors of patient care. This includes exchange of clinical information-- medical histories, lab results, prescription statuses, and appointment records-- between health care professionals and patients. But true interoperability encompases seamless transmission of data across all sectors of the health care system, including both clinical and financial realms.

The Importance of Secure Messaging Among Hospice and Home Healthcare Workers

Hospice and home healthcare workers play a vital role in ensuring comfort, safety, and recovery for a uniquely vulnerable clientele. Be it the hospice worker ensuring thoughtful, compassionate care in end-of-life situations or the healthcare worker working with a patient to stabilize and recover within his or her home, these health professionals are truly on the frontline of patient care.

HIPAA Text Messaging Policies

Anybody who has spent any time in a public space, be it a coffee shop, a mall, or a restaurant, can attest to the fact that text messaging has become ubiquitous. Billions of text messages are sent every day, and for many people, text messaging has replaced other forms of digital communication, such as emails, as their primary means of correspondence.

miSecureMessages Celebrates Six Years of Secure Texting, along with New Server Version 6.5!

McFarland, WI – The 1Call Division of AMTELCO is pleased to announce that miSecureMessages is celebrating six years of secure texting and messaging. Since being introduced in February 2011, miSecureMessages has continued to be vital to maintaining Protected Health Information (PHI), ensuring healthcare organizations meet and HITECH regulations.

In addition, the new miSecureMessages Server Version 6.5 introduces a number of new features, including:

How Secure is your Information?

We live in an information-driven world: advents such as big data, cloud-based storage, and online databases allow for the gathering and storing of information to a degree unimaginable just a generation ago. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of information and data-- much of it personal-- means we also live in a world increasingly prone to violations of privacy.