Sprint launches secure messaging solutions to enable HIPAA compliance

June 24, 2013

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Text messaging has become a popular way to communicate at home and in the office. Each year, more and more people send short messages to friends, family and colleagues. IDC expects that by the end of 2016, over 3.4 trillion messages will be sent per year. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.0%*. For those providing a healthcare service involving protected health information (PHI), sending a common text message may be a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and can lead to serious legal consequences. Today Sprint (NYSE:S) announced the availability of TigerText and Sprint Enterprise Messenger-Secureto address this challenge. This suite of solutions offers healthcare organizations a choice of services to address varying needs as they work to comply with HIPAA security standards and keep patient information flowing efficiently and securely. Sprint Nextel Corp.

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