EMR Daily News: Imprivata Announces Cortext The Healthcare Industry's First Free HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging Solution for Smartphones and Desktops

Imprivata has announced the general availability of Imprivata Cortext®, the healthcare industry’s first free HIPAA compliant text messaging solution for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones as well as Web-based chat for nurses without smartphone access.   Eighty-two hospitals have already enrolled in Cortext, including Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Memorial Healthcare and Sonoma Valley Hospital.  Imprivata Cortext is an iPhone, Android and Web-based application that uses its own secure cloud based architecture to send text and picture messages between care providers. The Cortext application uses a number of encryption technologies, both at rest and over the wire, to ensure information is sent and stored securely while delivering care providers a user experience that is as simple as their device’s native texting application.