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We live in an era with smart phones and stupid people

Smartphone technology has evolved to include so many far-reaching capabilities that these compact devices are incredibly powerful. Just look at how smartphones have perforated and changed the health care industry, becoming a valuable aid for doctors. Unfortunately, the responsibility that is so important when using smartphones, particularly in health care, is not a universal practice.

Take, for example, a doctor in Seattle who is being accused of partaking in some unscrupulous and bizarre activity using his smartphone. This anesthesiologist is said to be responsible for sexting during surgeries and taking explicit selfies at the hospital - at one point sending 45 dirty messages during a single operation. His medical license has been suspended due to “lack of focus.” Apart from these sexual perversions being offensive and disturbing, there are some larger problems with his messages at play here. Why was this doctor not using a secure messaging system? What if he had sent one of his messages to the wrong number? A traumatic experience, indeed.

This goes to show how important it is to use a secure text messaging system. And not because you can then send selfies to your colleagues with abandon. A secure text messaging system allows you to have a reliable and accessible list of contacts in your network and send information safely and quickly. Our latest release coincidentally elaborates on secure text messaging for health care professionals that improves communication within the medical community.

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