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.
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.
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.
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.
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