Four words we hope we never hear, but it does happen, and it happens more than we think. While it’s hard to pinpoint an exact number, some estimates show that between 3 million and 4.5 million smartphones were stolen in 2013. And that number does not even include cell phones that were simply lost.
These numbers may seem staggering, but consider what happens when a lost or stolen phone belongs to your healthcare provider. In the wrong hands, this can have serious implications, especially if providers send unsecured messages that contain patient information.
This is the primary reason that the miSecureMessages Apps were developed – to secure PHI (Protected Health Information), while making it easy for healthcare staff to communicate.
Here’s how miSecureMessages protects your messages:
- Passcodes – optional, but can be required
- Messages are encrypted
- Messages are not stored on the smart devices
- Apps can be remotely disabled
The result is that if your phone ends up in the wrong hands, you won’t need to worry about information from miSecureMessages being revealed!
Think about it: turning off WiFi and cellular service is probably one of the first things a phone thief would do so that the device couldn’t be tracked. Then, even if that person is eventually able to figure out your passcode, no messages will be displayed because they’re not on your phone!
What happens if a lost device is later found?
If your device has simply been misplaced, and you later find it, you will still have your messages – even if it has been remotely disabled! Your service is restored, and your messages are all there, just like you left them.