Nation’s top pediatric hospital selects TigerText’s secure messaging platform after a rigorous review.
SANTA MONICA, CA (June 17, 2014) – TigerText, the leader in secure, real-time messaging for the enterprise, today announced that Boston Children’s Hospital, one of the largest and top-ranked pediatric centers in the U.S., has selected TigerText as its secure messaging provider. Home to 40 clinical departments and 228 specialized clinical programs, Boston Children’s Hospital offers a complete range of health care services.
With approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and more than 557,620 visits annually, Boston Children’s Hospital relies on TigerText’s secure messaging app for its clinicians to help streamline communication, improve clinical workflows, and provide more efficient care to patients.
“With the number of patients we see and the amount of clinicians on-staff, we needed a fully secure, enterprise-class solution that would help us improve communication and expedite our response times,” said Dr. Michael Docktor, Director of Clinical Mobile Solutions at Boston Children’s Hospital. “TigerText met our stringent requirements, and it supports our ability to quickly send communication via a priority channel, but with the added peace of mind that everything we communicate, PHI in particular, is safe and secure.”
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 see high adoption rates and improved communication within their workforce, ultimately leading to improved patient safety and physician satisfaction. To support network-wide deployments like Boston Children’s Hospital, TigerText developed an Active Directory/LDAP integration to leverage existing user management systems for provisioning and authentication, providing a huge benefit when implementing large enterprise customers with thousands of users.
“We’re pleased that Boston Children’s Hospital has chosen TigerText for their secure messaging needs,” said Brad Brooks, TigerText co-founder and CEO. “By streamlining communication in the workplace and helping enterprises save money through faster response times and better compliance with TigerText, nurses and clinicians can spend more time focusing on the needs of patients and their families.”
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 4,000 facilities have adopted TigerText, including top-ranked pediatric hospitals such as Boston Children’s Hospital, Dell Children’s Medical Center, and Driscoll Children’s Hospital, which rely on TigerText to combat challenges such 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 www.tigertext.com, www.facebook.com/tigertext, or www.twitter.com/tigertext.
About Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1.100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 13 members of the Institute of Medicine and 14 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s today is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care and sensitivity to the complex needs and diversity of children and families. Boston Children’s is also the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For more information about research and clinical innovation at Boston’s Children, visit http://vectorblog.org.
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