Fierce Mobile Healthcare: Docs increasily use texts to communicate with each other

By Dan Bowman

A recently published survey by Lexington, Mass.-based IT security company Imprivata found that most hospital IT decision makers believe that text messaging will supplant paging in the healthcare industry within the next three years. Of 114 decision-makers surveyed, 70 percent said they believed that smartphone use will continue to rise, while pager use will continue to decline.