The 1Call Division of Amtelco announced that the new 1Call secure paging and messaging solution, helping healthcare organizations meet HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) requirements to help keep patient data secure by sending encrypted messages using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security protection.
1Call’s secure paging and messaging solution encrypts text messages sent to a BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device. It also provides an encrypted message delivery receipt to record that the mobile device has received the message and an encrypted message read receipt to note that the user has read a received message. The secure paging and messaging solution also automatically encrypts a reply.
Amtelco President Tom Curtin commented, “This essential function will not only ensure that each patient’s data is kept secure, but also simplifies the communication process for physicians, Web users, and operators. The various layers of encryption will also keep Web users and operators informed of the status of the response for detailed tracking purposes.”
[Posted by Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD for AnswerStat magazine, a medical healthcare publication from Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]