Texting in the Age of HIPAA

Your patients do it.
Your parents and your kids do it.
You do it.

What is it? Texting.

If you’re an integrative healthcare provider, you probably even use it in relation to your practice and patients. A study reported on in a recent a JAMA article indicated that more than half of physicians surveyed had used text messaging for clinical communication. But, as with all technology in the healthcare arena, the risks of usage must reviewed in light of HIPAA regulations. For the full article discussing text messaging, HIPAA, and the protection of PHI visit http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2626665.