I also work in healthcare, and recently had a similar discussion about texting patient data and what happens when HIPAA
is involved. Certainly is a doctor loses his phone and it had x-rays and patient info on it, the law says he must tell all his patients that thier data is lost.
They may want to sue him, if that happens, and from what I understand that has happened.
This Tigertext seems to solve the issue from that legal point. I downloaded it on to my phone and tried it, and it seems easy to use, and the messages do delete (I set them for 24 hour delete) so it is a nice security app for your phone.
It seems tigertext is good, and I have not heard of anything else like it. I wonder if they or someone has something similar for emails?www.tigertext.com