Consistent communication and collaboration can be tricky when it comes to home healthcare—especially since it involves so many different people in many different places. Along with home healthcare professionals, a patient’s care team can include anyone from their primary care doctor to a range of specialists to family members and other caregivers. Fortunately, HIPAA-compliant mobile messaging (from mobile devices or tablets) is one way to address that challenge, keeping care teams in the loop no matter where they are and with minimal interruption to their schedule.
A new player has entered the mobile health scene: the ride share. Since early 2018, the two most popular ride-sharing companies. This exciting new offering could be a game changer in reducing missed appointments and improving Americans’ health nationally, but it also raises questions about privacy and HIPAA compliance.