News / Most healthcare institutions using non HIPAA-compliant messaging apps
By Heather Caspi, Nov 09, 2015

Dive Brief:

Dive Insight:

While much of the issue is around lack of knowledge by healthcare institutions, those grappling with the issue may be pleased to hear employees overwhelmingly say they would embrace a secure solution.

According to the study, 51% of healthcare employees report their institution does not have an official messaging platform, but 92% of them say they would use a company-wide platform if one was implemented, and 64% said it would make communication at their job easier.

"Healthcare institutions need to get serious about meeting their employees’ needs and providing a secure, internal messaging platform that not only allows HIPAA compliance, but also replaces outdated communication systems, like pagers, in order to increase productivity and serve patients faster,” Anurag Lal, CEO of Infinite Convergence Solutions, said in a prepared statement. The company launched the study in October and surveyed 500 professionals in the finance/banking, healthcare, retail and legal industries.

Among its other findings:

Read Full Article

Share this: