Designed by physicians and for physicians, DocbookMD is an exclusive HIPAA-secure application for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets that allows physicians to send HIPAA-compliant messages bundled with photos of x-rays, EKGs, wounds, and more just as if they were sending a text.
DocbookMD is breaking down the communication barriers between physicians, transforming medical collaboration and improving patient care. DocbookMD is a free member benefit, available in Texas only to TMA members. Join the growing community today by downloading DocbookMD.
In many situations, texting is the fastest and most efficient way of sending information. Reports show that texting among physicians is widespread and that they are texting clinical information — whether or not it is legal to do so. Physicians who text each other clinical information risk exposing themselves to the privacy and security violations of HIPAA.But DocbookMD is changing all that. Combining the ease and mobility of texting within a HIPAA-secure app now gives physicians the best of both worlds.
DocbookMD offers physicians:
“DocbookMD allows you to look up another doctor at the point of care. You can then either call the physician or send a text message with room numbers, medical record numbers, even pictures of wounds and x-rays. And all of this is sent securely and in a way that meets HIPAA requirements,” says DocbookMD cofounder and TMA member Tim Gueramy, MD.
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This free TMA member benefit just keeps getting better! With the latest update, physicians can now invite their nurses, PAs, and other office staff to join them on DocbookMD via the new Care Team feature.
“We understand doctors and nurses want to share information about their patients via text or email, but that is not secure in standard formats. Messaging through DocbookMD allows them to comply with privacy laws, while still having the ease of sending a quick message.”
-Tracey Haas, DO, family physician and chief medical officer of DocbookMD
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DocbookMD is a free member benefit, available in Texas only to TMA members. So you must be a member of TMA and your county society. Across the country, DocbookMD is offered as a free benefit exclusively through county/state medical societies and is now available in 23 states across 101 medical societies. Already a member, download the DocbookMD application now via the iTunes App Store for iPhone/iPad, or for Android via Google Play.
Call your county medical society for the credentialing data you need to start using DocbookMD, or contact the TMA Knowledge Center at (800) 880-7955 or (512) 370-1550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.