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Vaporstream Secure Text Messaging enhanced health care communications that are empowering patients in the digital age.

Enhanced Care Communications: Empowering Patients in the Digital Age

In today’s digital age, patients and their families want to have greater engagement with their care providers in a way that better closes the communication gap. When individuals are dealing with health care needs that are communicated through various channels, there are often large gaps between healthcare professionals, patients and their families. A gap in communication can not only harm the health and care services of the patient, but can also result in stress and frustration for their family and care providers.

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Gartner, Inc. has released its annual its Cool Vendors in Healthcare Providers, recognizing Vaporsteam for our impactful advancements within healthcare industry and new security approaches to protect the data.

Vaporstream Continues to Innovate for Healthcare Providers

Gartner, Inc. has mentioned us this year in the “Where Are They Now” section of its annual its Cool Vendors in Healthcare Providers, recognizing vendors for identifying innovative, impactful advancements within healthcare as well as big data processing and new security approaches to protect the data.

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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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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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Vaporstream Secure Messaging SMS for Healthcare ensures security and does not jeopardize HIPAA compliance.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Smart phones by far are the most used device across industries and households to date, providing efficiency in the way we collaborate and get things done. Particularly in the healthcare industry, the use of smart devices by care giving teams has grown significantly.

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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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Learn how to avoid becoming a cyber hostage against ransomware for your healthcare organization.

3 ways to Avoid becoming a Cyber Hostage

Author–Galina Datskovsky A few weeks ago Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was held hostage by hackers.  Yes, literally and unbelievably so!  Hackers got into the hospital data systems and virtually shut down all operations for 10 days.  The hospital chose to pay the ransom of $17,000 rather than risk further embarrassment and no access to their

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Mobile health solutions enable clinicians to make better-informed, faster clinical decisions and enable patients to better manage their health.

Care Team Collaboration – Does Mobile Health Really Improve Patient Care?

Author–Mike Koclanes Globally, healthcare systems are facing large-scale care delivery challenges. In the US, increased prevalence of chronic diseases and aging populations are exacerbating healthcare delivery costs. To address these challenges healthcare organizations are turning to technology and new workflow processes to enable clinicians to make better-informed, faster clinical decisions and to enable patients to

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Vaporstream® to attend the HIMSS 2016 Conference in Las Vegas to announce how secure, ephemeral and compliant messaging improves healthcare.

Learn How Secure, Ephemeral and Compliant Messaging Improves Healthcare at HIMSS 2016

Author–Vaporstream Team Vaporstream® is excited to announce that they will be attending the HIMSS 2016 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 29th to March 4th. The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together over 40,000 healthcare professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world. The conference is known for the over 300 education

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