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Lua Secures GSA Advantage Schedule 70 Contract for its Secure Messaging Platform

Sengex, a data security firm that provides mobile security solutions to government agencies, has announced that the Lua secure mobile communication platform is now available on the Sengex platform though the US General Services Administration’s (GSA) Advantage Schedule 70 contract.

The GSA is responsible for managing and supporting the basic functioning of government agencies. Part of its role involves establishing long-term contracts with commercial companies and securing their products and services at bulk discount rates for use in all federal agencies.

GSA awards an Advantage Schedule 70 contract to commercial technology vendors that are in compliance with all appropriate laws and regulations and have been determined to offer quality products and services at a fair and reasonable price point.  While it is not necessary for a company to be awarded an Advantage Schedule 70 contract in order to provide products and services to government agencies, the contract removes a lot of red tape and using those pre-approved companies can significantly reduce administrative costs.

Lua has developed a mobile-first, cross-platform secure communications solution that helps employees communicate quickly, efficiency, and securely. Lua’s platform includes secure messaging, video conferencing, instant group voice, file sharing, and comprehensive analytics.

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“DoD and government organizations have entrusted Lua for mobile messaging based on its unmatched security, traceability and accountability”, said Sengex President John Meincke. “The addition of Lua within our GSA offerings portfolio further enable these organizations to have a well-established vehicle to obtain the Lua solution in parallel to the value-add services that Sengex offers with the platform.”

Platform users can share sensitive data such as patient information with authorized users of the platform within the organization and externally to patients and third parties involved in a patient’s care in real time. The platform can be integrated with electronic health records and incorporates all the necessary safeguards and controls to meet the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

“Lua meets the rigorous demands for a secure mobile communication and collaboration tool for interoperability at every level of command,” said Lua CEO and Founder, Michael DeFranco. “Top agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the National Guard, rely on how well they can communicate and coordinate inside and outside their organizations. Lua offers a simple and secure solution that requires zero training.”

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.