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Joint Commission Says Texting Orders Is a No-No, but Maybe Docs Are on to Something
The Health Care Blog

The Joint Commission has issued a statement indicating that health care professionals should not text patient orders. It reads: “It is not acceptable for physicians or licensed independent practitioners to text orders for patients to the hospital or other healthcare setting. This method provides no ability to verify the identity of the person sending the text and there is no way to keep the original message as validation of what is entered into the medical record.”