Most health care providers send text messages and emails throughout their day. Unfortunately many are choosing unsecured methods of transmission. If your medical answering service is sending PHI via regular text messages, they should know better. It's bad news for protecting patient data and worse yet, a clear HIPAA violation.
If you work within the health care industry, you already know the importance of protecting patient health information (PHI). A question we are regularly asked is, "How can I tell if I have a HIPAA compliant answering service?"
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Which is better, using a telephone answering service or a virtual assistant? Well, no one can answer that question except for you. In fact, the real question is, “Which style of support is best for you?” To gain some clarity, you must understand the basics of each style and then determine your needs. Which is why you should continue reading this article. You'll learn about answering services, virtual assistants and call centers. Then we'll walk you through some basic questions to determine your needs. By the end, you’ll have a better understanding of how to choose the right service for your business.
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We’re all trying to tighten up expenses during this crazy time and the family at Ambs Call Center is here for you. Learning about ways to streamline your account can dramatically reduce your answering service costs. All without affecting the service level to your customers.
Once the must-have communication status symbol, pagers have given way to the technology of the smart phone. Yet the pager has hung around in the healthcare industry as a preferred, reliable communication tool for many a long time healthcare provider. With the advent of secure text messaging it is now time to ditch the pager.