bluestrataSt. Louis, MO (September 2014) - BlueStrata, a trusted partner in providing Electronic Health Records (EHR), announces a partnership with Mediprocity, the simple secure solution to secure text messaging. BlueStrata users will now be able to send and receive secure messages from within the BlueStrata platform via Mediprocity's secure desktop and mobile device platform.

The new partnership allows all users to access their messages through BlueStrata or through the Mediprocity desktop and mobile application.  Users can now receive notifications and messages at anytime, anywhere. Department heads, nurses and attending physicians have the option of communicating time sensitive patient information and benefit from the unique features that both Mediprocity and BlueStrata offer.

"Our partnership with Mediprocity brings HIPAA compliant communication platform to their fingertips and peace of mind in knowing their data will remain secure." Paul Schwetz CEO / President BlueStrata.

After recognizing the demands for a simple and secure messaging system in the long-term care market, the partnership between BlueStrata and Mediprocity was formed. Mediprocity's easy-to-use and cost-effective solution was the perfect partner for BlueStrata, a reliable and intuitive point of care system, accessible through a handheld tablet, kiosk or wall mounted touch screen in a resident’s room.

In addition to the benefits for customers, all providers using the integrated messaging system will now be able to read messages from a kiosk or from their mobile device. Mediprocity allows use of the attachment and camera features of the mobile devices which help to move critical information instantly. The entire process streamlines communication, improves workflow improves and facilitates instant collaboration. The facility now can include their attending physicians, post-acute and primary caregivers as well as vendors to the conversation without concern for full access into the EHR or through unsecured communications.

"Mediprocity helps bring risk management to organizations in one secure data package. Healthcare organizations can now offer their staff a mobile means of communication through a company issued device or BYOD. Our specialty is managing risk outside of the facility with secure messaging, not the end-user can benefit from the ease of that outside communication directly into BlueStrata."  Mason Rothert CEO / Co-Founder Mediprocity.

About Mediprocity Section:
Founded in 2009, Mediprocity, Inc. is a simple secure compliant messaging platform for the desktop and mobile device. The company offers the service free for prescribers and is a cost-effective solution for any organization looking to secure their messaging around patient health information.

About Blue Strata Section:
Founded in 2009, Cloudware LLC is the leader in cloud-based electronic health record software specific to the long-term care industry. The company offers a range of software products and services designed to improve outcomes in resident care. THE FOCUS IS ON THE RESIDENT.

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Keane Insurance Group Partners with Mediprocity to Provide HIPAA Compliant Texting for Physicians

ST. LOUIS, MO (October 21, 2013) -- The Keane Insurance Group is the first independent medical malpractice insurance broker in the nation to offer its physician clients encrypted, HIPAA/HITECH compliant texting, enabling convenient and secure communication between staff, nursing homes, hospitals and other physicians. Partnering with Mediprocity, an innovative new communication tool, Keane is able to help clients reduce the risk of violating regulatory laws such as the HIPAA final rule, which became effective on September 23, 2013. Mediprocity is being offered free to physicians and two of their staff members.

The response to Mediprocity from the Keane Group’s clients is steadily growing as physicians and their office administrators realize the seriousness of achieving and proving compliance to the government regulations. Many physicians are seeing that Mediprocity is the best alternative to unsecure texting of private information.

The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is designed to protect private patient health information and requires that healthcare providers perform a risk analysis to understand and address threats and vulnerabilities for a breach of patient health information. Providers are then to set an office policy that offers a solution for encrypted end-to-end communication. Mediprocity provides a web-based solution that includes a mobile app that works just like texting on a smartphone or any mobile device. Mediprocity gives physicians more flexibility than any other product available because it can be used on a desktop or laptop computer as well as mobile devices. This flexibility enables easy communication with office staff, hospitals and facilities, as well as referrals of patients to other physician colleagues.

While it may be unusual for an insurance broker to provide this type of service to its clients, John Keane, President of the Keane Group, believes it is one more way he can help physicians manage risk. “Whether it’s malpractice liability, cyber liability or government regulations, we want to be in the forefront of protecting doctors from the risks threatening their practices,” Keane said. “That’s the way I’ve approached this business from the very beginning. I want my agency to serve our clients’ most crucial needs, and the HIPAA and HITECH laws are the biggest concerns for the healthcare industry right now,” he concluded.

In addition to Mediprocity, Keane is sponsoring HIPAA compliance workshops in various areas as well as an insurance policy that protects against HIPAA and HITECH violations, cyber liability and many other regulations being addressed by the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

The Keane Insurance Group is based in St. Louis and has offices in Chicago, Kansas City, and Austin. With more than 4,000 clients, Keane is one of the largest independent brokers of medical professional liability in the nation. Licensed in all 50 states, Keane offers coverage for any specialty in any state.  Source: Keane Partners With Mediprocity



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BY Stacy Lupo | Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 10:28 AM


Network Solution Safeguards Patient Health Information, Improves Physician Communications

St. Louis, MO, March 14, 2014 - Keystone IT today announced it is partnering with Mediprocity to bring end-to-end Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant communications to its healthcare clients. Mediprocity is a fully encrypted platform allowing secure transfer of patient information between physicians, healthcare providers and business associates on the web and mobile devices. The communications tool is offered free of charge to physicians and also two staff members for those that sign up by May 2014. Eric Humes, Chief Executive Officer of Keystone IT, says healthcare organizations cannot afford to risk potential data breaches, with stiff government penalties already being imposed.

“While patient privacy regulations have been part of medical practice for more than a decade, the HIPAA Final Rule of September 2013 enforces significant fines for violations due to reasonable cause and willful neglect alike,” says Humes. “We are so pleased to integrate the Mediprocity solution with our compliance support services in not only giving providers peace of mind, but improved communications regarding their patients.”

Mediprocity utilizes cloud and encryption technology to enable physicians to collaborate, connect and refer patients in a safe environment. The system includes a mobile app that works like texting on a smartphone or other mobile device, with audible alerts, priority referrals and other features, and can also be used on a desktop or laptop computer. Physicians are assured that messages and attachments are delivered securely in real time, enhancing workflow and patient continuity of care. More than 1,000 users have signed on to the Mediprocity platform to date.

“Delays in communication no longer represent a delay in care,” says Dr. Aaron Salyapongse, Director of Hip and Knee Surgery at Valley Care Hospital in San Francisco, CA. “Our pilot study with Mediprocity showed an average response time from doctors of one to two minutes, compared to 28 minutes when they used pagers and phones. Having fast, secure text messaging is critical for how my team and I relay doctors’ orders and changes in patient status, get nursing updates and therapy reports and communicate other important information.”

Humes says that Keystone IT will assist clients in implementing Mediprocity, training staff and associates and maximizing system benefits. Additionally, ongoing support will be provided through the Keystone IT Help Desk. More information on Keystone client offerings can be found on the company’s website.

Established in 2001, St. Louis-based Keystone IT is a leading provider of Healthcare IT consulting and technology support in the Midwest. Keystone also provides hardware, software, networking and “Kloud” based services. The Company offers personalized services to both solo physician practices and multi-hospital health systems.

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 10:28 AM  | Tags: Business , Health Care

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