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TigerText Opens Its Secure Communications Platform to Developers with Launch of TigerConnect API

Third Party Applications Can Now Integrate with TigerText, the Healthcare Industry’s Largest Secure Messaging Platform

 

New Orleans, LA, March 5, 2013 – TigerText, Inc., the leader in secure real-time messaging for the enterprise, today announced at the HIMSS 2013 Conference the opening of the TigerText platform to developers through TigerConnect, its open API.   TigerConnect allows developers to harness the power of TigerText’s platform to communicate with customers, partners and other third parties in a secure manner that complies with industry regulations.

“For healthcare providers that need fast response times and seamless care coordination, secure, HIPAA compliant communications is a must,” said Dr. Mark Singh, President and CEO, Clinicore. “We chose to integrate TigerText into our clinical solution, through the TigerConnect open API, because secure messaging is a must for our existing workflow. TigerText enables our users to securely exchange clinical documents and images as part of a communication thread in our existing software. With our integrated solution, our users have the flexibility to communicate in multiple ways, whether from their smartphone app or a desktop computer.”

By opening its platform, TigerText enables developers and organizations to extend the benefits of secure messaging beyond their own corporate directory.  With texting becoming the preferred method of communication amongst healthcare providers and doctors, organizations can use TigerText to send and receive all types of information securely on their smartphone, tablet or computer, all while complying with HIPAA regulations.  For example, lab and diagnostic companies can securely text critical lab results directly from their systems to physicians, saving time and resources trying to track doctors down by phone.  Doctors can also use TigerConnect to query third party systems to retrieve timely information such as who is on call, what room their patient is in, or any other information that lies within an EMR.  TigerConnect also enables secure communication with legacy systems and answering service software.

“For nearly 15 years, AMiON has been managing physician call schedules and delivering critical pages to doctors,” said Stuart Karon, Founder of AMiON.  “We support just about every messaging platform available. TigerText is the first we’re comfortable enough with to recommend. TigerConnect lets us integrate TigerText messaging seamlessly into our web service. Messages arrive on people’s devices almost instantly. They’re secure. And with free and pro levels, our customers can keep costs low or maintain enterprise-wide control over messaging.”

“As more organizations recognize the potential of secure real-time messaging and trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) emerge, we believe secure messaging will play a critical role in driving faster response times and improvements in organizational accountability through the use of TigerText’s “read notifications” capability. With our large and growing healthcare customer base, we have seen first-hand how much instant communication can improve care coordination and drive real productivity,” said Brad Brooks, president and co-founder, TigerText. “In turn, we believe that companies need a secure, reliable and scalable solution to drive real utility for their customers.  Today we send more than a million messages a day across our platform as a result of the rapid adoption of TigerText, so we are well positioned to deliver this utility.  When you consider that over two trillion text messages were sent in the US in 2011 alone, it is clear that secure and compliant messaging is set to transform enterprise communications, and we believe TigerText will lead this change.”

Beyond health care, TigerText can be utilized by government agencies, financial institutions and other organizations that have stringent regulations regarding the communication of sensitive information.  There is no charge to get started with the platform and message recipients don’t need the TigerText app to receive and send messages.

TigerText has previously announced integrations with Dropbox and AMiON, allowing their customers to securely share files and access information stored in the cloud.  In order to provide the widest range of connectivity, developers integrating with TigerText can leverage HTTP, SMTP, and WCTP protocols.  As part of today’s launch, TigerText will provide a Software Development Kit (SDK) for companies that want to integrate secure messaging within their own apps or services.

Developers can learn more about TigerConnect at http://developer.tigertext.com

FOR HIMSS 2013 attendees: To learn firsthand how organizations are using TigerText, please attend the TigerText panel presentation on Wednesday, March 6th at 11:15 at the Mobile Health Knowledge Center, Booth #8247.

About TigerText

TigerText is the leader in secure, real-time messaging for the consumer and enterprise.  TigerText allows healthcare providers and businesses to create a private and secure mobile messaging network with their own smartphone.  This controlled platform is HIPAA compliant and replaces unsecured SMS text messages that leave protected health and other confidential information at risk.  The speed, compatibility, and ease of TigerText increases workflow and employee satisfaction.  For more information visit: http://www.tigertext.com or http://developer.tigertext.com or https://www.facebook.com/TigerText or twitter.com/tigertextapp.

 

 

March 6, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

TigerText Brings Secure Messaging to the Enterprise

Leader in HIPAA-Compliant Secure Messaging Solutions Announces Several Major Health Care Enterprise Customers Wins

SANTA MONICA, CA, (February 26, 2013)- TigerText, Inc., the leader in secure compliant real-time text messaging for the enterprise, today announced that in early 2013 it won four system-wide contracts with large U.S. health care organizations, including new clients Adventist Health California, Scottsdale Health Partners, Stamford Hospital, and University of Kentucky HealthCare.  These new additions, which comprise over 20,000 subscribers, join a rapidly expanding client base that includes more than 350 facilities across 37 states.

TigerText, which was launched in 2010, is a privately funded company that has raised more than $10 million to solve the secure communication challenge for enterprise organizations. The company has experienced rapid growth as its industry leading HIPAA-compliant communication platform and application have been widely adopted.  TigerText’s technology is used to secure communication between health care staff, doctors and patients, and to allow the sharing of large files such as critical lab reports – a solution that had previously been unavailable given strict industry regulations.

“This is a testament to the need Tiger Text is filling for the most important industry in the U.S. Having such esteemed customers entrust their daily communications to TigerText is a terrific validation of our product and our people,” said Brad Brooks, TigerText, founder and CEO.   “With the advent of SaaS, the Cloud and Mobility, TigerText stands at the epicenter of an opportunity to fundamentally improve the way daily healthcare communication occurs while saving money for enterprises through faster response times and better compliance.”

TigerText allows organizations to embrace text messaging with its HIPAA compliant application and secure messaging platform.  With its easy-to-use interface, organizations that deploy TigerText realize high adoption rates and improved communication with their workforce, ultimately leading to improved patient safety and physician satisfaction.  To support these large deployments, TigerText developed an Active Directory/LDAP integration to leverage existing user management systems, providing a huge benefit when implementing large enterprise customers with thousands of users.

 “After a long and thorough search of the marketplace, TigerText is the most mature solution that offered the features and flexibility to best meet our needs,” says Faron Thompson, CIO for Scottsdale Health Partners. “Even in the early stages of our implementation, TigerText has made real-time communication between our physicians easier, enabling them to collaborate more efficiently and effectively regarding patient care.”

TigerText will be announcing several key strategic initiatives at the upcoming HIMSS 2013 conference in New Orleans March 3-7, 2013 (Booth #4771).

February 26, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit.

TigerText Secures Second Round of Funding of $8.2 Million

TigerText secures more than $8 million in new funding, adds veteran life-sciences and technology investors to its board

Feb. 2, 2012 (Santa Monica, CA) — TigerText Inc., the leading provider of secure mobile messaging for healthcare enterprises, has completed a second round of funding of $8.2 million, bringing the company’s total backing to more than $10 million.

The Series A investment is led by Easton Capital and New Science Ventures to accelerate development of TigerText Pro for Business, its HIPAA-compliant, easy-to-use messaging platform. Doctors, nurses and other clinicians in hospital and clinic settings are using standard text messaging because they need to communicate rapidly, but those systems don’t safeguard the privacy of protected health information. TigerText offers the same ease of use and rapid response by providing a private network controlled by the enterprise in compliance with patient privacy regulations.

Already, more than 20 healthcare organizations are enabling their clinicians to communicate both more effectively and more securely with TigerText’s private mobile messaging network, which works on all the major mobile platforms (Apple, Android, and BlackBerry) and on computers.

As part of their investment, John Friedman, Managing Partner of Easton Capital, and Somu Subramaniam, Managing Partner of NSV, have joined the board of TigerText, Inc.

“The addition of Easton Capital and New Science Ventures as partners significantly accelerates our development,” said Jeffrey Evans, TigerText Co-Founder. “John and Somu bring their incredibly rich experience, based on decades of advising life-sciences and technology companies, to our already strong board. Their leadership will help the Company reach its vast potential to transform the way physicians and nurses communicate, bringing in-hospital communications from the pagers of the 1980s to the smartphones of the 21st century.”

“This additional funding enables us to continue building out the unique features of the TigerText platform, the first service that meets the critical need of secure mobile messaging for healthcare enterprises,” said Brad Brooks, TigerText Co-Founder. “Our strong sales pipeline attests to the growing recognition that hospitals and physician practices need to provide doctors, nurses and other clinicians with a HIPAA-compliant alternative to unsecured texting.”

Healthcare organizations recognize the dangers, but largely haven’t acted on them. In a recent study, the Ponemon Institute found that 81% of surveyed healthcare organizations used mobile devices to collect, store or transmit protected health information – yet half of these organizations admitted that they do nothing to protect the data on these devices and fewer than a quarter use encryption.

“TigerText has staked a unique position in the healthcare space,” Easton’s Friedman said. “Not only is there a critical need for its product, but the Company also has already proven the robustness of its business model. With virtually no marketing effort, its platform has been adopted by more than 20 healthcare enterprises, with many more in its pipeline. I believe that its fantastic product and strong management team position the company to truly revolutionize communication in healthcare.”

TigerText previously closed $2.2 million of seed financing in 2010.

About TigerText

TigerText allows hospitals and physician groups to create their own private, HIPAA-compliant mobile messaging network for physicians, nurses and administrators. This controlled platform replaces the unsecured text messaging that leaves protected health information at risk. TigerText gives health care providers ultimate control over the messages they and their employees send, with features such as: Self-Deleting Messages (both on sender and receiver handsets), Message Recall and Forward Lock. TigerText works on all smartphone platforms and also has a desktop web interface. For more information, visit http://www.tigertext.com/.

February 2, 2012 I Written By