Hi all: I work for a Physicians group who want to replace
their pagers with blackberries and iphones. They want to be
able to send/receive patient info while on call (mostly just
name and phone number) so I have to worry about HIPAA
compliance (PITA).

Blackberry to Blackberry messaging using Blackberry
Messenger is secure. The problems would be messaging
to/from the iphone and other non-blackberry users. It is my
understanding (correct me if I am wrong) that standard SMS
is NOT HIPAA compliant. Obviously email would NOT be
compliant without some form of encryption.

So how can this be done (or is it even possible)? I don't
have much budget so any solution would need to be low cost.

Thanks for your time, Chris.