Pro Health Service Zone: Imprivata releases free HIPAA compliant text messaging solution for smartphones

Imprivata is releasing Imprivata Cortext, the healthcare industry's first free Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant text messaging solution for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones as well as Web-based chat for nurses without smartphone access.

Designed in collaboration with and tested by care providers and hospital IT, Cortext enables efficiency and security to optimise clinical communications and workflows, empowering care teams to easily collaborate and make rapid, accurate decisions about diagnoses and treatments. Eighty-two hospitals have already enrolled in Cortext, including Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Memorial Healthcare and Sonoma Valley Hospital.  "The majority of hospitals we spoke to told us that standard, unsecured text messaging in the clinical environment was a major concern," said Omar Hussain, President and Chief Executive Officer, Imprivata. "Cortext is a great opportunity for hospitals to leverage a technology that care providers are already comfortable with to more efficiently communicate and collaborate with care teams and improve patient care. It literally puts healthcare in the palm of their hands."