TigerText Announces Deeper Integration with BOX to Provide Healthcare Teams with Secure Messaging Capabilities for DICOM Image Collaboration
New Integration Enhances Patient Care Communication and Alleviates Data Interoperability Issues for Healthcare Organizations
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 – TigerText, the secure communications leader in healthcare, today announced a deeper integration with Box, the leading HIPAA-compliant enterprise content management platform, to enable its joint users to share and collaborate on DICOM medical images (X-rays, CT Scans and Ultrasounds) via HIPAA-compliant text messaging.  Powered by the TigerConnect developer platform, this new integration with Box DICOM Viewer provides medical professionals the ability to communicate quickly and efficiently on DICOM imaging studies for diagnostic purposes.
“The TigerConnect developer platform was created to help healthcare organizations improve communication across the care continuum with secure messaging applications, without the need to create them from scratch,” said Itamar Kandel, president of TigerConnect.  “Our latest integration with Box is an exciting step towards fulfilling our shared vision to provide patients and medical professionals with access to more information at the point-of-care.”
“We’re delighted to expand our integration with TigerText to now include the sharing of DICOM files via secure text messaging. This allows for quicker diagnoses and consults,” said Missy Krasner, Managing Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Box.  “TigerText has always been an important partner for Box in healthcare – helping our joint hospital customers maintain HIPAA compliance. This new integration helps doctors receive imaging studies on the web or mobile phones, allowing for quicker diagnoses and consults.”
TigerText is a leader in secure, real-time HIPAA compliant messaging for hospitals and allows organizations to create private and secure mobile messaging networks. Box powers content management and collaboration in the cloud for leading healthcare organizations, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Health System and St. Joseph Health.  TigerText first announced its integration with Box in April 2013 to allow joint customers to send Box files via the TigerText secure messaging app to maintain complete end-to-end HIPAA compliance.  This new integration adds DICOM imaging to the types of files that can be shared on the Tiger Text platform.
DICOM, also known as Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, is an industry standard for handling, storing, printing and transmitting information associated with medical imaging.  Widely used by hospitals and medical practices, it consists of a network communications protocol and file format definition designed to eliminate data interoperability barriers.  DICOM facilitates the integration of servers, workstations, scanners, printers and network hardware from various manufacturers into a universal picture archiving and communication system (PACS).
HIMSS 2016 participants can visit the TigerText booth at Booths #425 and #15209 and the Box booth at Booth #421 to see a demo of this new integration. For more information on the availability of this new integration, please contact demo@tigertext.com.
About TigerText and TigerConnect
TigerText is the leader in secure, real-time messaging for the enterprise. TigerText’s encrypted messaging platform keeps communications safe, improves workflows, and complies with industry regulations. Developed to address the security needs, BYOD policies, and message restrictions in the enterprise, TigerText is committed to keeping mobile communications secure, private and impermanent. Rated by KLAS as the most widely adopted solution, more than 5,000 facilities and four of the top five largest for-profit health systems in the nation rely on TigerText to comply with HIPAA and replace unsecured SMS text messaging that leaves protected health and other confidential information at risk.
TigerConnect, the developer platform from TigerText, makes it easy for developers to embed HIPAA-compliant, ephemeral-based messaging into any mobile or web app. With TigerConnect, companies can leverage the same scalable infrastructure that powers TigerText’s 10 billion messages with 99.9% availability without the cost or hassle of building it from scratch.
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