As Feds Relax Rules On Personal Health Information, Physicians Turn To HIPAA-safe PINGMD To Reduce Risk Of Data Theft
MIAMI, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in major U.S. cities: New York, Seattleand California – with more to come – communication has become increasingly important as the national emergency deepens. "We've seen PINGMD downloads explode over the last 48 hours," said Michael Delgado, EVP at PINGMD, "As medical professionals prepare, they understand that it's still very important to protect personal health information. The risks of having this data exposed are too great."
Summer typically sees an upswing in cybercrime, and now with the COVID-19 national emergency, medical professionals are sounding the alarm that using non-secure platforms like Facebook, Skype and email (previously illegal) may create easy targets for cybercriminals. "PINGMD is a hardened platform, all data is encrypted," said Delgado.
"We're hearing from many practitioners who are concerned that the suspension of regulations on how personal health information can be communicated. They believe that it will clearly put patients' data at risk. For them, privacy is a priority. It's why PINGMD is moving fast, and right now it's free for anyone to download," said Delgado.
PINGMD, the HIPAA-secure communication and video TeleHealth App, which the company has been giving away FREE for medical professionals and their patients has seen overwhelming demand as Americans change the way they seek and engage in medical care. According to Delgado, "Our download numbers are constantly increasing.
"PINGMD is 100% secure and can be used to avoid non-compliant texting or emailing patient information, medical details, feedback, authorizations, med orders, approvals and other important communication. "We expect beyond the COVID-19 concerns, the economic downturn will have a dramatic impact on healthcare as Americans are asked to shelter in place while dealing with ongoing unknowns. PINGMD is the ideal tool for this new normal," Says Delgado.
About PINGMD PINGMD is used today by doctors, clinicians, therapists to communicate safely and securely with patients and families. PINGMD is 100% HIPAA-compliant and can be used with any smartphone (Android and iOS), tablet or desktop computer.