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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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Security breaches have been plaguing the healthcare industry for the past few years. The average HIPAA settlement fine is approximately $1.1 million and is increasing.

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.

User Features

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.

miSecureMessages Adds New Functionality with New Server Version 6.5

McFarland, WI – Amtelco’s 1Call Division is pleased to announce the release of miSecureMessages Server Version 6.5, with enhancements for both users and administrators.

User Features

  • Easier Registration – App users will appreciate a faster registration process, helping them quickly get started using miSecureMessages
  • Quick Phrases – different groups of users can now have unique Quick Phrases (formerly called Canned Responses)
  • Improved Performance – users will notice speed and performance improvements

 

Administrative Features

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 Audits: Are You Prepared? (Part 3)

Is miSecureMessages integrated with other products?

miSecureMessages integrates with Amtelco’s call center and enterprise solutions, such as your operator console software, web directories, on-call scheduling, web scripting, MergeComm middleware, and Red Alert mass notifications.

 How can miSecureMessages help my organization?

In addition to encryption, using miSecureMessages also:

HIPAA Audits: Are You Prepared? (Part 2)

How can I protect my organization?

It’s more important than ever to ensure that your organization is using or providing secure, encrypted tools when communicating about patients. Under the HITECH Act of 2009 requirements, which supplemented the HIPAA security guidelines, ePHI handled by both Covered Entities as well as their Business Associates must be transmitted, stored and accessed securely, as well as protected from reasonable threats and unauthorized access.

 What is encryption?