$1 Million PHI Breach Guarantee

04.10.14 In the News

By: Katie Wike | April 10, 2014 (Featured on Health IT Outcomes)

TigerText offers clients up to $1 million against fines resulting from HIPAA violations arising from transmission of PHI using its app.

More than half of providers surveyed admitted they use mobile devices to discuss confidential information. It’s more critical than ever to provide secure avenues for communication and the same survey revealed 61 percent of providers “believe secure texting will improve security.”

1Call white paper further notes, “Currently, many healthcare providers still rely on paging systems to send messages to staff members. But pagers are a 1950s technology that is quickly being phased out and rendered obsolete by smart device technology. That’s why some hospitals have transitioned to SMS text messaging and email, which staff members access on their mobile devices.”

With providers asking for more secure texting, vendors are listening. And one vendor – TigerText – is putting its money where its mouth is. The secure messaging vendor announced “it will indemnify customers for up to $1 million against fines resulting from violations of HIPAA’s technical safeguards that may arise from sending and receiving confidential and protected health information (PHI) via the TigerText app…”

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