Forced to use HIPAA text messaging tigertext app

Jan 21, 2013
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I am working at a new hospital, and they have a technical policy that I have to sign that says that I can use my cellphone or iPad, but only if I have installed this HIPAA (American patient information privacy laws) compliant text messaging app (tigertext) that they supply. They told me that it is because they are going to have doctors start texting patient info to admin to speed up the process.

I can see how this could be productive, but I would like to know if any doctors have experience with this - anyone working in a hospital that uses text messaging to speed up patient admin?
 

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I am working at a new hospital, and they have a technical policy that I have to sign that says that I can use my cellphone or iPad, but only if I have installed this HIPAA (American patient information privacy laws) compliant text messaging app (tigertext) that they supply. They told me that it is because they are going to have doctors start texting patient info to admin to speed up the process.

I can see how this could be productive, but I would like to know if any doctors have experience with this - anyone working in a hospital that uses text messaging to speed up patient admin?
Do you work for LVHN?


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Do you work for LVHN?
That reminds me, I think I remember you saying you're a cath lab STEMI coordinator RN. Am I right? Just curious since I'm an ICU RN.
 

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That reminds me, I think I remember you saying you're a cath lab STEMI coordinator RN. Am I right? Just curious since I'm an ICU RN.
Yes, I am tho now a days I just manage our STEMI and Therapeutic Hypothermia Programs, the only direct patient care I provide now a days is prehospital where I work part time as a prehospital RN (paramedic nurse)


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I am working at a new hospital, and they have a technical policy that I have to sign that says that I can use my cellphone or iPad, but only if I have installed this HIPAA (American patient information privacy laws) compliant text messaging app (tigertext) that they supply. They told me that it is because they are going to have doctors start texting patient info to admin to speed up the process.

I can see how this could be productive, but I would like to know if any doctors have experience with this - anyone working in a hospital that uses text messaging to speed up patient admin?
Our hospital is looking at several different options, for this as well.


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Stop trying to circumvent the filters Naps hahahaha :)


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