March 18, 2008 - SquareLoop Inc. today said it introduced a text messaging system on its Mobile Alert Network to enable secure transmission of data over public wireless networks, which complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) regulations governing encryption of patients' electronic records.
The company said the system also provides an application for secure mobile-originated text messages.
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, one of the nation's leading hospice organizations, will be one of the first customers to deploy the SquareLoop secure text messaging product. The hospice employs 1,450 staffers who serve patients with advanced illnesses and their families throughout Pinellas County, FL. Because its staff is constantly in the field visiting patients, the hospice needed a secure way for them to communicate in real-time about their patients' conditions.
In addition to supporting encrypted text messaging, the SquareLoop solution offers a logging function to enable healthcare administrators a way to ensure standards of care are maintained. It also offers users contact lists, quick text functionality, special alert tones and vibrating cadences and produces receipts to show that messages were delivered and read. SquareLoop's Mobile Alert Network with secure text messaging can be easily integrated into other systems or operate independently, and as a hosted service, it can be quickly and cost effectively deployed.
The SquareLoop secure text messaging system will be commercially available in June 2008 on Sprint Nextel wireless devices and on BlackBerries through all carriers.