Secure Messaging

Information and details about Secure Text Messaging, Encrypted Messages and HIPAA Compliance

What is HIPAA?

Learn about HIPAA Compliant text messaging for hospitals and health care facilities.

Is Text Messaging HIPAA Compliant?

In general text messaging is not HIPAA compliant, but text messaging can still be used in the health care system and medical facilities provided certain policies are in place and specific technologies are adopted.

SMS and Text Messaging in Health Care

With the ubiquity of text messaging in today's world. Communication from health professionals is no exception, but is perhaps more tricky than one might think.

HIPAA Summary

Because of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, there are specific requirements for how medical professionals communicate with clients in order to protect their medical information.

How Secure Messaging Works?

Standard text messaging is not a secure method of message delivery. When you need to send secure text messages, you'll need a service that provides a secure gateway for the text messages to be delivered through and a secure way for the phone to read the text message.

Encrypted Text Messaging

Standard SMS and text messaging is not encrypted or secure. If you want to send secure messages you will need to use a system that uses encryption.

What Does HIPAA Stand For

HIPAA is an acronym that stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

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