Cardiology Practice Selects TigerText’s Secure Messaging Platform to Help Staff Streamline Clinical Communications Between its Facilities
SANTA MONICA, CA (May 28, 2015) – TigerText, the leader in secure, real-time messaging for the enterprise, today announced that Chicago Cardiology Institute (CCI), a treatment center for Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular diseases in Illinois, has selected TigerText as its secure messaging provider. TigerText is now part CCI’s staff communication policy, helping them support their overall HIPAA compliance strategy by providing an application for staff to securely send sensitive patient information such as lab results.
“We needed a HIPAA compliant way to communicate patient health information in a timely manner,” said Sam Kossoff, Chief Operating Officer at Chicago Cardiology Institute. “We chose TigerText because it’s easy to use and fits effortlessly into our daily workflows. TigerText has not only helped us stay secure, but has also streamlined our day-to-day workflow, freeing up more of our staff’s time to focus on patient care.”
TigerText enables Chicago Cardiology Institute to connect with staff across facilities, making it easy for staff to communicate sensitive PHI (Protected Health Information) including patient test and lab results and consults. Staff regularly uses TigerText’s group messaging functionality to communicate as a care team around a single patient, as well as its distribution list feature to circulate updates and company information. Since implementing the solution, the organization has significantly improved response times – getting answers within minutes instead of hours – and has made it easier for clinicians to quickly connect with one another.
“We are excited to work with Chicago Cardiology Institute to reduce response times, improve patient safety and satisfaction through real-time, secure messaging,” said Brad Brooks, Co-Founder and CEO of TigerText. “TigerText provides clinicians with a simple and fast tool to communicate important and sensitive information. By helping CCI improve their communication, we are committed to help reducing risk by enhancing their ability to coordinate care.”
TigerText provides secure, real-time mobile messaging for the enterprise, empowering organizations to work more securely. TigerText’s encrypted messaging platform keeps communications safe, improves workflows, and complies with industry regulations. Developed to address the security needs, BYOD policies, and message restrictions in the enterprise, TigerText is committed to keeping mobile communications secure, private and impermanent. More than 5,000 facilities and four of the top five largest for-profit health systems in the nation, including Universal Health Services, rely on TigerText to comply with HIPAA and replace unsecured SMS text messaging that leaves protected health and other confidential information at risk. For more information visit www.linkedin.com/company/tigertext, www.facebook.com/tigertext, or www.twitter.com/tigertext.
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