Compliant Health Messaging for Everyone
Still risking data breach by using WhatsApp? Time to switch to Hospify, the secure mobile messaging app that's free to use and compliant for use in healthcare by professionals and patients across the UK and EU.
WHAT IS HOSPIFY?
Hospify is a compliant & secure mobile messaging service for healthcare professionals & patients that provides the simplicity and convenience of consumer messaging solutions while ensuring that all communication stays within UK & EU legislative guidelines for patient confidentiality and data protection.
Basic text messaging to individuals and small groups is currently free in Hospify, and we plan to keep it that way! But our service does have to pay for itself (without selling ads!), so we will soon be adding a premium subscription charge for power users, payable through the app stores and priced in line with other apps.
CAN YOU SEND Photos?
Picture messaging is coming! We're testing it at the moment and it should be live in the app by the end of 2017, along with a few other improvements - including a major redesign - that we're sure you will like, and which will make the app even better and even easier to use.
THE LAW AROUND MESSAGING IS CHANGING...
Ill-served by inefficient, out-dated communication systems based on landlines and bleepers, up to 89% of UK doctors now use consumer messaging services like WhatsApp, Messenger, Skype, Snapchat or Telegram to supplement communication. These services might be encrypted but they are not compliant with NHS Information Governance rules or new healthcare data protection legislation such as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a result, using them to send patient identifiable information can automatically qualify as a data breach.
If you're running a GP practice, a private health practice or a health trust, from May 25th 2018 you must publicly report any data breaches that occur in your business - and you can be fined up to 4% of your annual turnover for each breach! It will not take many such breaches to destroy your financial viability... and this is why we've created Hospify.