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TigerText Announces First Secure Messaging App for Apple Watch

TigerText – the leading provider of secure messaging solutions for the healthcare industry – has today announced details for the first secure messaging app to be made available for the Apple Watch.

From early next month, Apple Watch users will be able to take advantage of TigerText´s secure messaging capabilities in order to send and receive secure, encrypted messages from their wrist. TigerText for the Apple Watch will enable users to securely communicate with anyone hands-free, helping them save valuable time – especially in critical care settings.

TigerText’s Apple Watch app brings all the benefits of the healthcare industry’s leading secure messaging app to the wrist. As with the TigerText apps for mobile device and desktop computers, users will be able to see when a message has been sent, delivered and read. The TigerText Apple Watch app will also have these key features:

• Speech-to-Text: As an alternative to typing out a text message, users will be able to dictate to the app – which will then translate the words into text.
• Receive Notifications and Alerts: Users can redirect message notifications and EMR alerts from their usual source of communication to the Apple Watch app.
• View Photos: Users will be able to view images sent as attachments in secure TigerText messages on the Apple Watch app.
• Security and Compliance Guaranteed: All messages sent and received via TigerText for Apple Watch are secure, encrypted and compliant with industry privacy standards.

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Speaking about the new TigerText app, the company´s co-founder and CEO – Brad Brooks – said: “Wearable technology is going to see a boom in popularity, and the Apple Watch will be the first to revolutionize this trend”.

“TigerText already helps hundreds of thousands of people – doctors, lawyers, techies, entertainment giants, and more – send and receive information securely on their mobile devices. With TigerText for the Apple Watch, users will now be able to access their messages even more quickly and with the added assurance that everything stays safe and within their control.”

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.