The Medicaid process can be streamlined simply by implementing electronic applications which could be helpful and cost efficient, such as having the ability to fill out a form electronically and have it automatically filed with the most appropriate program without the time it takes to file paperwork. Title I of HIPAA protects health care for individuals and their families who change or lose their jobs. Some threats posed to ePHI by using BYOD could be theft or loss of mobile devices, improper disposal of the device, inception of transmission of ePHI by an unauthorized person, and even lack of availability of ePHI to people other than the registered mobile device user. 99 percent of medical practices in the Netherlands use electronic records, ahead of the rest of the world. Only 46 percent of American medical practitioners use electronic records for their patients.
BYOD technology makes it important to have secure text messaging capability throughout the network. One example would be when a medical practice uses healthcare mobile apps to conduct secure text messaging in healthcare settings in order to remain productive and compliant with HIPAA regulations. If any of this information were to fall into the wrong hands, there would be massive repercussions on the practice and because the patient now has their information out there. These types of situations are why secure text messaging are important for the medical practices and to protect the patients information.
Medical practices who are interested in healthcare apps and mobile medical applications would be wise to consider the risks that BYOD and secure text messaging networks could potentially bring to the surface in the event they do not have have the most secure text messaging technology. To eliminate security risks, medical practices should work with an IT company who has experience in medical situations as well as top of the line security measures to ensure that no secure text messaging risks ever materialize into a disastrous issue. References: www.iqmax.com