What Are the Benefits of Using HIPAA-Compliant Secure Messaging?

HIPAA-Compliant Secure Messaging

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a well-known reality in the healthcare industry. And though it’s often mentioned in the answering service industry, not every answering service understands the nuances and respects the requirements of HIPAA. This is specifically relevant when it comes to protecting information about your patients. Though most answering […]

Providing Secure Messaging is More Than Good Business

Secure Messaging

If you’re part of the healthcare industry, you know the importance of protecting the personal information of your patients. Not only is this a legal requirement, but it’s also a wise business practice. Secure messaging not only applies to your organization but also to your business associates (BA), such as your medical answering service. And […]

No-Call/No-Shows Costing You? Trim the Fat with Text Messaging Appointment Reminders

You employ the help of medical call center services to keep you informed of patient needs, but are you keeping patients informed of yours? ­Missed appointment are bad for everyone, mucking up the works for your staff and your patients. Unfortunately, reminder postcards get mixed-up in the mail, your unfamiliar number (and phone reminders) unanswered, […]

HIPAA Raises the Bar on Text Messages, What You Need to Know

Recent changes to HIPAA raise questions as to the compliancy of text messaging. Rest assured texting remains compliant, however the devil is in the details when it comes to the use of this messaging medium by your office or medical answering services.