The Messenger for
Secure Communication in the Healthcare Sector
For GDPR-compliant team communication and secure exchange of health data in hospitals, medical practices, clinics, pharmacies, and in home care.Activate free trial
Areas of Application
Hospital, medical practice, clinic
Care and consultation
IT Security in Healthcare
Optimal Protection of Patient Data
Besides security, time is another critical factor in everyday medical work. Physicians and other medical staff must be able to quickly and securely pass patient data to a colleague or a different department. Threema Work is perfectly suited for fast, reliable, and secure exchange of information.
In Threema Work, all types of communication – including status messages, group chats, and audio/video calls – are always end-to-end encrypted, and all messages are immediately and irrevocably deleted from the server once they are delivered to the intended recipient.
Full Legal Compliance
US messengers like WhatsApp are subject to the controversial CLOUD Act, and conventional chat apps use third-party cloud/hosting services based in the US, e.g., Amazon AWS. Threema, on the other hand, is subject to Swiss data-protection laws. The company runs its own servers in a high-security data center of an ISO 27001-certified collocation partner in Zurich. Unlike apps such as WhatsApp, Threema Work is 100% GDPR-compliant.
Intuitive Operation, Powerful Administration Features, and Effortless Distribution
In terms of usability, Threema Work is comparable to common chat apps like WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram. Users feel at home in the app right away.
Thanks to the advanced administration options in the management cockpit, administrators are able to pre-configure the Threema Work app according to company requirements, restrict features, and revoke access to the app in case of staff departures.
Extensive Feature Set for Efficient Team Communication
Threema Work equips medical professionals with everything they need to communicate in a straightforward and efficient manner with colleagues and patients. On top of that, the app includes additional features that make everyday work easier.
Single and group chats
Audio and video calls
Polls and off-hours policy
Transfer of files of any type
Patient data is inherently personal, and it often contains highly sensitive information, which is why it’s particularly worthy of protection. When exchanging patient data, maximum security and strict compliance with data-protection regulations are vital.
The WhatsApp Alternative
Perfectly Suited for Medical Communication
Threema Work is based on the tried and trusted Threema app that’s used by millions of home users around the world. It was built from the ground up with security and total data protection in mind. Thanks to its versatility and the powerful administration features, Threema Work is the ideal messenger for straightforward and privacy-compliant communication in the healthcare sector.
- Efficient communication with and among the medical staff
- Fast and secure exchange of medical findings
- Remote diagnostics by means of image exchange or end-to-end encrypted video calls
- Short-term employee scheduling, e.g., in case of a sick leave
- Excellent availability
- Clear separation between personal and professional communication
Thousands of companies and organizations trust Threema Work
Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden Passau, Dritter Orden Clinic GmbH
Ensure Privacy Protection of Patients with Threema Work
Instant messaging is an immediate and effortless means for information exchange, and it has become an integral part of today’s business communication. Instant messaging simplifies communication, improves collaboration, expedites workflows, and increases productivity. It is the most popular communication tool.
Risks of conventional chat solutions
Many of the apps that are used for business purposes don’t meet legal data-privacy requirements. Often used under the radar as “shadow IT,” messengers like WhatsApp pose several risks:
- Unrestricted access to user data (such as contacts, metadata, locations, etc.) must be granted
- Third parties can gain access to this data
- The encryption used in them is not verifiable
- There is no means for administration and user management
- Legal requirements are not met
- There is no strict separation between personal and professional communication
To find out how Threema differs from WhatsApp in terms of security and data protection, please refer to this in-depth comparison.
Before the Threema Work app can be used, it must be activated using credentials:
- Log in at https://work.threema.ch/en/login, select a subscription, and set the credentials for your users in the “Credentials” section.
- On your mobile phone, download the free app “Threema Work” from the appropriate app store.
- Launch the Threema Work app, and enter the credentials you have defined in the first step above.
Learn how to deploy the Threema Work app to your users.
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Threema Work is ideal for secure and efficient communication in medical institutions such as doctors’ offices, clinics, pharmacies, and it’s also perfectly suited for home care. Our business messenger allows your medical facility’s staff to exchange medical reports in a secure, efficient, and privacy-compliant manner.
To learn more, visit the healthcare subsite.
Threema Work licenses for professional use are available from CHF 12.95 per year. NGOs, schools, and other educational institutions benefit from preferential terms. Details about the price plans (Essential, Advanced, and Professional) can be found on this page.
To get acquainted with Threema Work, make sure to activate a free trial, and test Threema Work without restrictions and without any purchase obligation.