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TigerText to Provide Healthcare Messaging for New Hampshire Health Information Organization

TigerText has announced that the company´s secure messaging platform has been selected to provide secure healthcare messaging for the New Hampshire Health Information Organization.

The New Hampshire Health Information Organization (HNNIO) is a non-profit organization created to facilitate the digital exchange of patient health information. The HNNIO connects more than one hundred healthcare providers in New Hampshire in order to share patient health information needed for informed care decisions, and to improve quality, efficiency and patient safety while reducing healthcare costs.

The organization has selected TigerText to provide secure messaging in order that physicians, nurses, and care providers can quickly connect with one another in a secure and compliant manner that ultimately improves patient care, workflow and ROI. Mary Beth Eldredge, Board Chair of NHHIO said “The use of secure texting can greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care coordination and provider communication.”

The TigerText platform will provided the network with an efficient and secure method of sending and receiving Protected Health Information (PHI), as well as other important information necessary for making critical care decisions. Ms. Eldredge believes that real-time electronic transmission of PHI between care providers in a fully HIPAA compliant manner will improve the coordination of care and increase workflow.

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TigerText Can Greatly Improve Care Quality and Patient Safety

Brad Brooks, CEO and co-founder of TigerText, added: “We’re thrilled that NHHIO has selected TigerText to help further its mission of securely connecting the healthcare community in New Hampshire. As a key partner of NHHIO, TigerText can greatly improve care quality and patient safety by delivering secure patient health information efficiently.”

Healthcare providers within NHHIO´s network will receive special pricing when they sign up for TigerText in order to facilitate rapid adoption across the network. Many healthcare organizations that have already implemented TigerText as a secure messaging provider have achieved dramatic results as a consequence. Some report making cost savings of more than $1 million a year, while others have reduced the average length of a patient stay by two days.

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.