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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 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

GE Healthcare Announces Development of New Applications for Caradigm Intelligence Platform

GE Healthcare will demonstrate application prototypes in Caradigm booth at HIMSS 2013 Conference

NEW ORLEANS – March 4, 2013 – At the HIMSS 2013 Conference and Exhibition today, GE Healthcare announced it is developing two new applications for the Caradigm Intelligence Platform.  With these new applications, healthcare organizations will be able to gain near real-time visibility into the operations of their emergency rooms and their bed management processes, thus enabling these organizations to better utilize their resources to improve the quality of care delivery while reducing cost.

GE Healthcare will demonstrate prototypes of these new applications in the Caradigm booth at the HIMSS 2013 Conference.  The two applications that GE Healthcare is developing for the Caradigm Intelligence Platform are:

GE Healthcare Guided Analytics– An application that combines data visualization with domain expertise to help healthcare organizations analyze and manage emergency department visits.  By providing situational awareness and identifying causal factors, Guided Analytics reveals insights that can be used to improve care transitions and care delivery effectiveness.

GE Healthcare AutoBedAn operations decision support application that helps optimize in-patient bed assignments so that resources are used most efficiently and effectively.   Driven by a sophisticated yet customizable many-to-many optimization algorithm, the application helps bed managers assign the right bed to the right patient at the right time.  

Commercial availability for these two applications will be announced at a later date.

Caradigm is a 50-50 joint venture formed by GE Healthcare and Microsoft Corp. in June 2012.   The Caradigm Intelligence Platform is a flexible, cloud-based solution designed to help healthcare organizations improve quality, optimize revenue and cost, and manage population health through the use of near real-time data.  

“When we formed Caradigm last year, we had a vision of leveraging strong technology and deep healthcare expertise to drive systemic change for healthcare,” said Jan De Witte, president and CEO of GE Healthcare IT and Performance Solutions, and a member of Caradigm’s Board of Directors.  “Our development of these two applications is a strong statement of GE Healthcare’s commitment to make Caradigm successful.  We expect many other vendors in the healthcare industry to follow our lead and develop applications that leverage the powerful capabilities of the Caradigm Intelligence Platform.”  

The Caradigm Intelligence Platform and select applications are available now, with additional applications expected to become available beginning summer 2013.

At booth 1323, Caradigm is also demonstrating the full complement of its integrated health IT solutions including:

·        Caradigm Health Information Exchange – a secure, standards-based infrastructure that connects clinical data from disparate systems to provide near real-time access to comprehensive patient records at the point of care, helping support decisions, drive greater productivity, reduce redundancy and optimize outcomes.

·        Caradigm’s comprehensive suite of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions for healthcare is designed to help providers manage the complete lifecycle of user access to applications and data—enabling caregivers to stay focused on patients rather than technology, improving the workload and efficiency of IT and security professionals, and helping the organization to improve patient safety and more easily comply with security and privacy regulations.

“Our solutions address the full spectrum of needs for organizations striving to achieve integrated, accountable care,” said Brandon Savage, Chief Medical Officer, Caradigm. “This means not just connecting data across boundaries but allowing extended care teams to collaborate effectively across the continuum to improve the outcomes of individual patients and populations.”

About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world.  GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter – great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.

March 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

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 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.