Santa Monica-based real time messaging service TigerText, which specializes in HIPAA-compliant secure text messaging services for healthcare providers, announced Thursday that the firm has integrated its service with the popular Box cloud storage service. TigerText said that the integration allows its secure messaging platform to send and receive files on Box, and stay HIPAA compliant.
Pricing on the new support for tBox was not announced; TigerText said that the integration works both with its TigerTextPRO and TigerText consumer platform. TigerText has recently been focusing in on the healthcare area, and says it now has over 1,000 healthcare facilities using the company's services. The firm is taking advantage of the myriad of privacy laws governing health records, which makes it impossible for healthcare providers to use standard text messaging and SMS to communicate about healthcare issues.
Box just announced and compliance with HIPAA on Wednesday, saying it was hoping to sign up health care customers by supporting things like redundant copies of records, data encryption, breach notification, and other features required by the law. TigerText, along with drchrono, were the two providers Box announced along with the healthcare regulatory compliance.