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Secure and not Short messaging for healthcare

For healthcare Analytics one of the greatest contributors of data is mobile phones. Not only doctors but even patients access their Smart phones or tabs to track healthy behaviours. But the problem is the risk increasing simultaneously. Although Short Message Service (SMS) can be a quick and effective way to communicate, there are definite drawbacks to the use of SMS. First of all delivery of a Short Message service is not guaranteed. Also, the Joint Commission has, in essence, banned physicians from using SMS for any communications that would result in the transmission of ePHI [electronic protected health information] data or orders for a patient to a healthcare organization (such as hospital or other service). So a safer alternative like Secure Messaging should be used instead. It enables secure and protected transmission of healthcare information that employs bidirectional encryption of point-to-point delivery of messages, stores information on a secured network server, and ensures delivery of the message to a single known receiving entity. Read more at: : http://healthcareanalytics.info/

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