Doctors waste a lot of time playing phone tag with other healthcare providers. Sometimes it would be more efficient to send a text, but without secure messaging, patient health information could be compromised.
Doc Halo is a secure messaging platform designed specifically for the healthcare market. It is available as both an online system and mobile app.
The Doc Halo platform is a HIPAA-compliant, secure services for sending ePHI (electronic personal health information). The system can be scaled for practices with 5 physicians or organizations with thousands of physicians.
Set up is facilitated by Doc Halo and is relatively quick and easy. Doc Halo integrates your contact list of aligned physicians, departmental directory. It even includes branding, adding your name and logo to the system.
The platform can also support customized tabs to reflect your organization's on-call schedule, resources or any other items you think are important. The service includes unlimited secure text messaging, group messaging and distribution lists.
In addition, senders can attach high resolution photos, audio, video and documents. The messaging service works in hospital dead spots and the system ensures that messages are received and read by resending the message until the doctor reads it.
Doc Halo is compatible with PCs, Apple (requires iOS 7) and Android devices. It is available from the Apple Store or Android Market. The app is free to download.
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