Posts Tagged ‘Compliance’

Secure Messaging ban why the joint commission got it wrong

Secure messaging ban: Why The Joint Commission got it wrong

In its latest update, The Joint Commission banned the use of secure text messaging for patient care orders due to concerns over privacy and security. The decision was a curious one, since it came just a few months after announcing an end to the very same ban. Though its concerns are certainly warranted, as healthcare is the most targeted sector for cyber-attacks, The Joint Commission’s latest assertions against secure text orders are, quick frankly, unsubstantiated. In fact, modern secure messaging platforms not only address the issues raised by The Joint Commission, but can also serve to improve a hospital’s security, efficiency and compliance.

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Facing critical risks and threats to compliance and risks businesses face today with communication.

Facing Critical Risks and Threats to Compliance

One of the greatest compliance risks businesses face today is the wild field of communication. Communication is still taking place with old technology, like email. We saw from this year’s election how easy it is to hack email and leak it, especially when the email is not under your control anymore.

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Healthcare Tech Outlook Magazine recognizes Vaporstream Secure messaging as compliant healthcare text messaging with confidence.

Compliant Healthcare Texting

The healthcare industry, by nature, demands a high level of privacy and compliance, but it also demands quick communication between care providers to ensure best-in-class patient care. Therefore, many healthcare providers are turning to mobile devices to enable faster, more efficient communications. “Today, short mobile communication methods like text is getting immediate response and better read rates, facilitating a new way of doing business,” said Galina Datskovsky, CEO of Vaporstream. But what happens to information and images that are texted and left on these personal devices? How do you maintain privacy, security or compliance?

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The Age of Email is Over learn the definition of truly secure communication with Vaporstream Secure Text Messaging

The Age of Email is Over

“Whoever Wins the White House, This Year’s Big Loser is Email.” Thus, reads the headline in the NY Times on October 19, 2016. Indeed, in the current election cycle, month after month, the focus has been on hacked and released emails, on disappearing emails, on emails that reappear on various devices – not of the user’s choosing. It certainly seems that the people who sent those emails should have known better than to write what they actually wrote in the first place.

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We are proud to announce that today we unveiled an entirely new web experience, vaporstream.com to better reflect our mission to help customers better address privacy and security when collaborating with colleagues, partners and their clients.

A New Web Experience for Vaporstream.com Visitors

We are proud to announce that today we unveiled an entirely new web experience that better reflects our mission. We are driven to help customers better address privacy and security when collaborating with colleagues, partners and their clients. The ability to communicate with confidence directly impacts the speed of business.

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Joint Commission Approves Secure Texting for Patient Care

Joint Commission Approves Secure Texting for Patient Care

Author–Kristi Perdue Hinkle The month of May marked a huge step forward for enhancing patient care communications. The Joint Commission, which accredits healthcare organizations, reversed its long ban on physicians and other clinicians from using text messaging to place orders related to patient care. This announcement was made in the May edition of Perspectives, the

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4 people you should be afraid of none of them is a hackers

Four people you should be afraid of… And none of them is a hacker

Author—Avi Elkoni “Beware of hackers!” everyone says. “Before you send sensitive information think about how you send it; consider information security, encryption, firewalls and secure messaging, because hackers are out to get your precious information!” This is true, but hackers should not be your only concern when considering the safety and privacy of sensitive information.

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End-to-end encryption provides protection against eavesdroppers and protects a conversation from being intercepted by third parties.

Bold Move for Privacy!

Author–Avi Elkoni In the aftermath of the war between Apple and the FBI, the unexpected announcement this past week from WhatsApp to provide end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion active monthly users is a bold statement for privacy.  In spite of the very public debate about encryption, WhatsApp, an online messaging service, has continued forward

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6 Steps to Ensure Information Protection for Enterprise Text Messaging

6 Steps to Ensure Information Protection for Enterprise Text Messaging

The ARMA Information Governance Principles are very relevant to today’s world of mobile communications. There are 8 of them all together, and in this blog series we will discuss 7 of them in great detail. We will not touch on the principle of Accountability, as having an accountable executive is necessary to the success of any endeavor, not just mobility and mobile messaging. I would like to start this installment with the Principle of Protection.

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Lost devices is a security breach waiting to happen. The need to increase security on BYOD devices has grown to ensure your organization's info is safe.

Security Breach And The Connection To Your Mobile Workforce

Author–Avi Elkoni Today’s workforce has gone beyond mobile. It is fluid. The physical mobility of devices has improved so drastically that the lightest devices from 20 years ago would be the heaviest devices today. People aren’t just working in different places because they have to, they are working everywhere because mobility enables them to. The

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Learn how eDiscovery is Evolving in a BYOD World at LegalTech New York to incorporate mobile messaging into your e-discovery, compliance & mobile strategies.

Learn how eDiscovery is Evolving in a BYOD World at LegalTech New York

Vaporstream® will be back at LegalTech New York 2016 from February 2nd-4th. Meet with Vaporstream’s team of experts for a private meeting to learn how you can effectively incorporate mobile messaging into your eDiscovery, compliance and mobile strategies. The rapid rise of mobile messaging and bring your own device (BYOD) strategies for business has made

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Security, privacy, and confidentiality when controlling your content in a less then perfect world.

Controlling Your Content in a Less Than Private World

By Galina Datskovsky Welcome to the first of what we intend to make a series of exciting and provocative discussions regarding security, privacy, confidentiality, and compliance. We take these issues very seriously and want to share our vision with you. At Vaporstream® we all believe: 1. That YOU should be in control of every conversation

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