Journal Article
Commentary

Secure Text Messaging in Healthcare: Latent Threats and Opportunities to Improve Patient Safety.

Hagedorn PA, Singh A, Luo B, Bonafide CP, Simmons JM. Secure Text Messaging in Healthcare: Latent Threats and Opportunities to Improve Patient Safety. J Hosp Med. Sep 18, 2019;14:E1-e3.

Secure text messaging has emerged as one method to improve communication between providers and nurses. This paper discusses concerns over alarm fatigue, communication errors and omitting critical verbal communication and provides proposed solutions to support appropriate and effective use of text messaging in a healthcare setting.