Medical pagers are part of medical lore. The pagers go off and doctors go running. Pagers go off and doctors leave the table to call into their answering services. The pager was always a key player in a medical story.
So, what happened to the medical pager? Have they gone by the wayside or are they still being used in hospitals by medical professionals?
Modern technology and the onset of HIPAA laws impacted the use of pagers. How does a cell phone not break the same HIPAA laws? How can a pager still communicate to a medical provider and yet still abide by stringent HIPAA requirements?
Read on to learn how to use pager and be HIPAA compliant.