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Secure Texting / Messaging

5 reviews in total for products with this feature.

This is a bit of a catch all for services with a “texting” function that meets these requirements:

They kinda look and feel like texting.
They do something to make the exchange of messages secure so that you can use them with clients and colleagues to send and receive protected health information.

Note that you won’t find any products on here that only supply conventional SMS or other unsecured texting. This list is only for products that are able to do secure texting. Click here for a list of reviews that includes products which offer only conventional SMS or other unsecured texting.

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LuxSci SecureText

The logo of Luxsci which is an image of an envelope merged with the image of a padlock, followed by the word "LuxSci."

HIPAA compliance with this product appears possible?: Yes.
Recommend for your HIPAA risk management needs?: Probably. We have high confidence in LuxSci's security culture and security practices based on the information they have provided and the high degree of knowledge and responsiveness they've demonstrated throughout our interactions with them. While we have yet to specifically test all the features of LuxSci's SecureText platform out, our confidence in the company makes this a "probably."

Signal

Signal Android Icon

HIPAA compliance with this product appears possible?: Yes.
Recommend for your HIPAA risk management needs?: Yes. We happily encourage therapists to consider the costs and benefits of using Signal, and hope many will adopt it. Please ensure you understand its proper use and make procedures for its proper use before introducing it into your practice.

Caveats: 1, Notes: 8.See the relevant product characteristics (all viewers) and full review (members only)→