Long-term and post-acute care providers (LTPACs) will soon be able to perform HIPAA compliant secure text messaging directly from within their EHR platform and on mobile devices.
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO (December 3, 2013) – PointClickCare, provider of the leading Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform and associated solutions for the senior care market, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with TigerText, the leader in secure, real-time messaging for the enterprise, to deliver secure text messaging capabilities via TigerText’s Software Development Kit (“SDK”) to their EHR platform for LTPAC providers.
As the market’s most widely adopted EHR system with more than 9,000 long-term and post- acute care facilities, PointClickCare chose to partner with TigerText, the market’s most widely adopted secure messaging solution which is deployed to more than 3,000 healthcare facilities, to meet the growing demand for secure communications between healthcare providers and practitioners. The partnership with TigerText will enable PointClickCare clients to leverage the power and simplicity of secure messaging from both PointClickCare’s EHR platform and on mobile devices while complying with growing industry requirements. With the planned SDK integration, nurses and physicians will have the ability to securely communicate time sensitive patient issues with one another instantaneously via text, and do so directly from within PointClickCare’s EHR system or from the TigerText mobile application. This enhanced communication option will not only help PointClickCare clients better coordinate their residents’ care, but also assist in the effort to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions.
“LTPAC providers have long been in need of a reliable and robust secure messaging solution that is HIPAA compliant, has the flexibility to be used within their EHR platform and on mobile devices, and also enables relevant conversations to be included in the resident’s record,” said Mike Wessinger, President and CEO of PointClickCare. “Our exclusive partnership with TigerText enables us to provide our customers with the most secure messaging solution available, with the added convenience of accessing it through the system they’re already familiar with.”
For providers using the integrated solution, secure text messages can be sent and received directly within the EHR system as well as on care providers’ mobile devices, making it easy to track multiple conversations around one resident and quickly message physicians while they’re on the go. By helping staff streamline communication, organizations can ensure real-time collaboration exists between long-term, post-acute and primary caregivers – a key element in the effort to improve resident care and reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions.
“We are excited to have PointClickCare, the leading EHR platform for long-term care, integrated with TigerText via TigerConnect and leverage our open API platform,” said Brad Brooks, TigerText co-founder and CEO. “With this SDK integration we are expanding our presence in both the EHR and long-term acute care market by delivering a much-needed secure messaging platform at all points of care.”
PointClickCare and TigerText are working closely to bring the integrated solution to the market in the first quarter of 2014.
PointClickCare is the Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform of choice for the LTPAC industry, proven to deliver staff satisfaction, business results, and improved outcomes. The combination of PointClickCare’s intuitive web-based software and value-driven implementation model enables long-term care providers of all sizes, from single independent homes to the largest multi-facility providers, to deliver a higher standard of health care while experiencing superior financial performance. Over 9,000 long-term care providers throughout North America have chosen to trust their business to PointClickCare. ONC 2014 certification #CC-2014-100092-1. For more information on PointClickCare’s proven Software-as-a-Service EHR platform, visit www.pointclickcare.com.
TigerText is the leader in secure, real-time messaging for the enterprise. TigerText’s encrypted messaging platform keeps communications safe, improves workflow 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 3,000 facilities have adopted TigerText, including leading organizations like Adventist Health, the University of Kentucky HealthCare, and Scottsdale Health Partners, which rely on TigerText to combat such challenges as the HIPAA Omnibus Rule changes, comply with industry standards and replace unsecured SMS text messaging that leaves protected health and other confidential information at risk. For more information visit https://tigerconnect.wpengine.com, http://www.facebook.com/tigertext, or http://www.twitter.com/tigertext.
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