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Vital Stats

HIPAA compliance with this product appears possible?: Yes.
Recommend for your HIPAA risk management needs?: Yes. Be sure to read the notes for a couple of important points.
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Relevant Product Characteristics

  • This product is designed specifically with the healthcare industry in mind.
  • The leadership or management behind this product includes at least one health care professional (but no mental/behavioral health professionals that we could find.)

What Is This Product?

Spruce LogoSpruce is a nifty app that provides a simple and helpful platform for both secure texting and performing telehealth activities.

Spruce is a viable solution for clinicians who need:

  • Secure texting with clients.
  • A separate phone number for their practice that they can use on their own smartphone.
  • A simple platform for collaborating with clients on treatment plans.
  • A secure method of coordinating client care within an integrated health care team.

Our Impressions

Our overall impression of the company, in terms of attention towards security and risk management, was positive. We feel comfortable recommending them for your practice management and risk management needs.

Caveats

Caveats are criticsms of the company or product that we feel are relevant to your risk management or other important considerations.

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Notes

Notes cover points where the product can’t ensure compliance or ethical action for you. These help you know what your part of the compliance puzzle looks like when using this product. A high note count usually correlates with a feature-rich product, and not necessarily with a product that has problems.

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