TAMPA, Fla. – More than 90% of physicians and hospital leaders believe mobile health technology is improving patient safety and outcomes, according to a recent survey by Black Book Research.
The survey also found that secure texting is rapidly developing into the first choice to send information, while keeping sensitive data secured.
Almost 800 hospital-based users and 1,279 physician practices replied to the Black Book survey, which was conducted in Q4 of 2017 and Q1 of 2018.
Sixty three percent of respondents reported ongoing challenges with buy-in of general mobile adoption strategies and related enterprise technology execution, but 85% of hospitals and 83% of physician practices are engaging secure communication platforms between care teams, patients and families.
“When relying on cloud services and third-party servers to manage and route messages, end-to-end encryption that reflects HIPAA’s privacy and security requirements exchanging health data are safeguarding against breaches,” said Doug Brown, president of Black Book Market Research, in a statement.
Nearly all hospitals are budgeting and/or are investing in comprehensive clinical communication platforms before the close of 2018, the survey found.
“Stakeholders across the health care industry are in the quest of finding solutions to use comprehensive real-time data and connectivity cleverly to advance patient safety, productivity and profitability,” said Brown. “Organizations are adopting secure text messaging platforms, as well, because texts are convenient.”