Health Tech Zone: Imprivata Introduces HIPAA-compliant Text Messaging Solution for Healthcare

While many customer-centric businesses today use text messaging extensively and to great effect, chances are, they don’t have to think all that much about security. For healthcare organizations, however, security isn’t only critical; it’s mandated by federal law in such provisions as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Text messaging among care providers has been on the rise according to a recent Spyglass report that revealed 42 percent of physicians are using personal smartphones to text message colleagues and medical staff to support patient care activities. At the same time, concerns about security are also on the rise.