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Imprivata Unveils Cortext, a Text Messaging Solution for Healthcare Industry

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October 10, 2012

Imprivata Unveils Cortext, a Text Messaging Solution for Healthcare Industry

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Simplifying clinical communication and making it easier for healthcare providers to communicate with patients, Imprivata has unveiled Imprivata Cortext.

Imprivata Cortext is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant text messaging solution and it is free to use.  It works with Apple iPhone and Android (News - Alert) smartphones and also with web-based chats. This is highly helpful for nurses who do not use smartphones.

Designed after consulting with physicians and nurses, Cortext safeguards PHI and safely streamlines care provider communications. There is no training needed and it allows care providers to use the product immediately.

The problem with traditional communication devices is that they may not be always available to care providers. With this new product, care providers can send and receive messages from whichever device they want. They can also easily find and text any care provider in the Cortext directory. The product makes sure that the Cortext directory is always up to date. This means care providers are saved from doing one more administrative task.

“The majority of hospitals we spoke to told us that standard, unsecured text messaging in the clinical environment was a major concern,” said Omar Hussain, president and CEO, Imprivata. “Cortext is a great opportunity for hospitals to leverage a technology that care providers are already comfortable with to more efficiently communicate and collaborate with care teams and improve patient care. It literally puts healthcare in the palm of their hands.”

Recently, the company partnered with Texas Instruments (News - Alert) to support reliable authentication and safe application access from virtual desktop environments.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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