TigerText Expands Services into Hospice Care Adding 7 New Hospice Providers

06.19.12 Press Releases

TigerText, the #1 leader in secure, real-time messaging, has expanded its HIPAA compliant mobile messaging platform to a new healthcare segment, hospice providers, and today announced the addition of 7 new hospice organizations to its growing list of healthcare customers. Amazing Grace Hospice, Mt. Hood Hospice, Hallmark Hospice, Hospice Austin, Heartsway Hospice, and Sacred Heart Hospice are among these recent organizations who have recently adopted TigerTextPRO as their secure messaging solution.

Frequently in these organizations, patients are cared for by a team that consists of a number of different professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice aides, clergy, therapists, and volunteers who need to be able to easily communicate from various locations. Patient care is often administered 24 hours a day, so it is important care providers are always readily connected. Key integrated features like group messaging are useful to allow these patient teams to stay updated and collaborate on treatment at all times from any location.

“TigerTextPRO is a step in the right direction for improving patient care because quick and simple mobile communication throughout the organization is vital” said Burt Cigler, IT Coordinator at Hallmark Hospice in Mesa, AZ. “And TigerTextPRO is extremely simple to use so that a nurse, physician, and social worker can all easily collaborate in real-time on a patient’s treatment which facilitates better care.”

“Hospice and other healthcare segments are at a disadvantage when it comes to unified communications because SMS text-messaging PHI is not HIPAA compliant” said TigerText Co-Founder Jeffrey Evans. “However healthcare workers need to be able to send text based messages because it flat out improves communication. That is why it is so prevalent. Text communication should be encouraged by healthcare providers as long as they have a platform like TigerText in place that ensures the communication is HIPAA compliant.”

TigerText solves communication problems for hospice providers because it provides a secure messaging network that is efficient and simple to deploy. The modern hospice is typically not situated at a single place, building or institution. Instead, it provides meaningful treatment to the terminally ill in various locales whether in their own home or another other place of care. Therefore, a secure, efficient unified mobile communication system is vital to the hospice’s daily workflow. Since TigerText is a SaaS cloud-based application, it can be accessed through a providers’ personal smartphone or any web enabled computer.

About TigerText
TigerText is the leader in secure, real-time messaging for health care, enterprises, and individuals. TigerText allows healthcare providers and businesses to create a private and secure mobile messaging network with their own smartphone. More than 2,000 facilities have adopted TigerText, including leading organizations like Adventist Health, the University of Kentucky HealthCare, and Scottsdale Health Partners, which rely on TigerText to comply with industry standards and replace unsecured SMS text messaging that leaves protected health and other confidential information at risk. TigerText’s speed, compatibility, and ease of use accelerate workflows and improve employee satisfaction. For more information visit: www.tigertext.com or https://www.facebook.com/TigerText or twitter.com/tigertext.

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