AMA to address patient-physician texting at annual meeting

Brian Zimmerman - Print  | 

The American Medical Association plans to address the issue of patient-physician texting at its Annual of the House Delegates from June 10 to June 14 in Chicago.

The AMA is likely to soon expand its guidelines on patient-physician email communication to include text messaging. As texting is becoming more integrated into the clinical world and the makeup of our daily lives, patients are beginning to expect they'll be able to communicate with their physicians in this manner. However, the practice of texting between physician and patient raises HIPAA privacy and security concerns, according to a press release.

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