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What Does HIPAA Say About SMS?

Written by admin. Posted in Medical mobile apps, Mobile health technology, Text messaging in healthcare

Secure text messaging

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, came into effect in 1996 after it was enacted by Congress and signed by President Clinton. For consumers, one of the biggest impacts was to make your health and medical care information standardized across the various providers and healthcare channels. With privacy and portablity standards come some protections for workers and families if they lose or change jobs, especially those with employee sponsored healthcare coverage.

While HIPAA has many positive facets, there are issues concerning keeping privileged information secure. For example HIPAA secure texting and Continue Reading 4 Comments