Wednesday, June 15, 2011

TigerText Providing Secure and HIPAA-compliant Text Messaging Through Industry Leading Physician Scheduling Software

New integrated solution enables clinicians to text message each other directly from the Amion online scheduling through a secure, private mobile network provided by TigerText

June 15, 2011 (Santa Monica, CA) – TigerText, Inc, the worldwide leader in private mobile messaging for consumers and healthcare organizations, today announced its integration with Amion’s industry leading physician and hospital-wide scheduling software. More than 5000 physician groups, residency programs and hospitals currently use Amion’s scheduling service that enables hospital staff to view assignments, submit special requests, swap shifts online and page on-call staff. Now with TigerText, these same customers can enable a private, secure and compliant text messaging network with their existing computers and smartphones. TigerText provides clinicians and administrators with an easy-to-implement solution to increase workflow and reduce risk.



Leveraging the company’s technology for secure mobile message management, TigerText enables hospitals to deploy their own end-to-end encrypted, private mobile network in hours not weeks. The secure solution addresses a growing demand for better management and control of text communications in the workforce as more and more employees use mobile messaging as their primary means of communication.

“We are thrilled with the technical integration with Amion,” said TigerText President and Co-Founder Brad Brooks, “TigerText now offers hospitals a seamless and natural extension to Amion’s industry leading software. Our customers, as well as Amion’s, have been asking us to bring these two services together to increase productivity workflow and to reduce risk of compliance violations.”

“Amion delivers messages to mobile devices but TigerText provides an extra layer of security. Physicians don’t have to limit the patient information they put in texts.” said Stuart Karon, founder and owner of Amion. “We are excited to offer the TigerText app to Amion customers who want that extra security and the ability to confirm messages were received and read.”

Dr. James French, Executive Director, Triad Hospitalists at Moses Cone Health System has implemented both the Amion and TigerText solutions saying, “we’ve literally changed the way we communicate with physicians. From my phone I can find the on-call Gastroenterologist, notify the PCP of an admission, or ask the cardiologist for an echo report without ever dialing, paging, or being put on hold. Every physician is on my phone and at my fingertips.”

At a company level, TigerText provides administration and policy-level controls that can mirror privacy and security policies in other areas of their business. Using the same smartphones employees are already carrying, TigerText reduces liability and risks of data leakage while enhancing employee communication and productivity.

For more information about TigerText, please go to http://www.tigertext.com/business or call 310.363.0565 x222.

For more information about Amion, please go to http://www.amion.com or call 888.898.0779.

About TigerText
TigerText is a secure mobile-messaging platform. By simply downloading the TigerText for Business smartphone app, users get the convenience and familiarity of traditional texting while accessing the controls and security an enterprise demands. With compliance, ease-of-use and speed in mind, the TigerText platform enables companies to set up a private and encrypted mobile network in a matter of minutes.

In hospitals specifically, TigerText enables physicians and nurses to utilize their own smartphones in the workplace thus increasing physician satisfaction, improving patient safety through better communication and achieving HIPAA compliance. With cross-platform mobile support (iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry), TigerText allows companies to dramatically improve communication workflow and drastically reduce potential PHI data exposure because of the controls TigerText brings to the enterprise. For more information, please visit www.TigerText.com/Business.

About Amion
Amion (“Am I on”?) builds physician schedules and manages on-call schedules for entire hospitals. Templates, patterns, staffing rules, an autoscheduler and many tools make quick work of creating and fine-tuning schedules. A couple clicks posts schedules at Amion.com where staff view assignments, send pages, synch personal calendars, submit requests and more. Each department creates and maintains its schedule, and switchboard staff make last-minute notes and sign-outs to keep schedules up-to-date. There’s no paper and no duplication of effort – only accurate, accessible schedules.

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