New app to provide secure texting option

 

Everyone texts, right?

Well, it’s not quite that simple, because healthcare providers need to be wary of violating HIPAA regulations when it comes to the transmission of personal health information (PHI).  At the recent HIMSS12 Conference in Las Vegas, Imprivata took a stab at addressing that issue by announcing the upcoming release of Imprivata CorText®, which it calls “the first texting application designed by physicians, for physicians, in collaboration with acute care hospitals.”  As Sean Kelly, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Imprivata, put it, “Whether it's to request a consult or to send an image of an EKG to a cardiologist, today's care providers require a secure and convenient way to collaborate electronically. Unlike other texting products which have been built for consumers, we've worked with acute care hospitals and physicians to design Imprivata CorText to meet the needs of hospital administration and clinicians alike.  Imprivata CorText aims to enable hospitals to provide their physicians and clinicians with an easy, convenient and secure texting solution built for specific clinical workflows.

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