TigerText´s Latest Collaboration with Box will Accelerate Consults and Diagnoses

The latest collaboration between TigerText and Box adds DICOM imaging to the types of files that can be shared between medical professionals on the TigerText platform.

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a healthcare industry standard for managing, storing, printing and transmitting information associated with medical imaging that has a file format definition designed to eliminate data inoperability barriers.

DICOM facilitates the integration of servers, workstations, scanners, printers and network hardware from various manufacturers into a universal picture archiving and communication system that is widely used by hospitals and other medical facilities to share X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds.

Now, due to the collaboration between TigerText and Box, medical professionals will be able to collaborate on DICOM images securely and with no risk of HIPAA compliance issues – accelerating consults and diagnoses, and enhancing patient care.

Improving Communications across the Healthcare Continuum

TigerText first announced the integration of secure messaging with the Box enterprise content management platform in April 2013. This initial collaboration allowed joint customers to send Box files via the TigerText secure messaging app to maintain end-to-end HIPAA compliance.

This latest collaboration has been built using TigerConnect – TigerText´s developer platform that enables developers to build HIPAA-compliant messaging into any application without the cost or resources needed to build a secure messaging infrastructure from scratch.

According to Itamar Kandel – President of TigerConnect – the 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.”

Missy Krasner – Managing Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Box – commented: ““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.”

Ms. Krasner added: “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.”

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.