Joint Commission Allows for Secure Texting of PHI

Use of secure text messaging for patient information and orders

Effective immediately, The Joint Commission updated its position about texting to communicate patient information and orders. Joint Commission-accredited healthcare organizations that implement a secure texting platform (STP) may text patient information and orders to members of the care team. Although computerized provider order entry (CPOE) remains the preferred method of order entry, organizations are permitted to text orders via an STP that transfers the information into the electronic health record (EHR). Read More Here: