SOURCE: Vaporstream

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March 21, 2016 11:07 ET

HCS Home Care and Girling Health Care of New York Jointly Select Vaporstream

Real-Time Secure Messaging to Provide More Efficient Care While Safeguarding Patient Data

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 21, 2016) - Vaporstream, a leading provider of secure, ephemeral and compliant messaging today announced that HCS Home Care of New York and Girling Health Care of New York jointly selected Vaporstream for secure mobile messaging to enhance patient care.

HCS Home Care is a New York State Department of Health Licensed Home Health Care Agency dedicated to providing quality and compassionate home care services in an ethical manner to patients and their families for over 12 years. They work hand in hand with Girling Health Care of New York, a leading provider of home health and home concierge care services providing personalized, professional care including home companions skilled nursing, pediatric care, post-op care and specialized therapy services. Together, their care-giving teams work with over 2,500 patients in all five boroughs of the New York Metro area, providing a much needed depth of service to patients in their homes.

With a mobile work force, the need to collaborate effectively and securely between organizations, care-giving team members, doctors and family members has become essential to ensure shortened response times and improved patient care as well as the protection of sensitive patient information. 

"With a network of care-providers, communicating effectively is critical to our delivery of quality care in the home environment," said Solomon Azose, director of IT, HCS Home Care of New York. "Securely linking our on-call teams, nurses and care workers together in an efficient and compliant manner will be game-changing in how we deliver services."

Built to address robust security demands and HIPAA compliance, Vaporstream is a platform that enables seamless communications and collaboration between caregivers, physicians, pharmacists and even family members while leaving no digital footprint or residual information on mobile devices. Specifically, Vaporstream will provide HCS Home Care of New York and Girling Health Care of New York with a comprehensive solution that will include the following:

  • Integration with the organizations' EHRs to automatically file a single copy of messages to the corresponding patient record.
  • Encryption to protect sensitive patient information in transit / at rest.
  • Ephemerality of the messages to ensure that data does not reside on the devices to alleviate interception and theft risk.
  • Sender controls to prevent copying, forwarding, printing, or local save to alleviate threats of propagation or misuse of private information. 
  • Vaporstream's patented screenshot protection to ensure that images are kept private.

"Vaporstream is exactly what HCS and Girling were looking for. We empower caregivers with a secure texting application for collaboration and rapid response, while ensuring that sensitive patient information is protected and retained in the background," says Galina Datskovsky, Chief Executive Officer, Vaporstream "We are thrilled to partner with the HCS family on this strategic initiative." 

"I'm excited about the opportunity we have to improve efficiencies and therefore the quality of service we provide to our patients," said Solomon Azose, Director of IT, HCS Home Care. "After looking at all of our options, we have no doubt that partnering with Vaporstream will help us meet our communication goals as well as our ability to improve compliance and even offer new services."

About HCS Home Care of New York, Inc.

HCS Home Care is a New York State Department of Health Licensed Home Health Care Agency dedicated to providing quality and compassionate home care services in an ethical manner. HCS Home Care focuses on providing home care services to meet the needs of patients and their families while always remembering that our cultural and language skills and understanding are critical to patient comfort and care. To learn more about HCS Home Care visit www.hcshomecare.com/index  

About Girling Health Care of New York, Inc.

Girling Health Care of New York was founded on the principle that we treat every patient the same way we would treat a member of our own family. We provide quality private care services to people in their homes or communities, including personal care and companionship, skilled nursing, post-op care, pediatric care, specialized care and therapy services. To learn more about Girling Health Care visit www.girlingny.com

About Vaporstream, Inc.
Vaporstream provides secure, ephemeral and compliant mobile messaging for the enterprise. Recognized for its patented ephemeral messaging platform, Vaporstream's SaaS-based application empowers mobile workforce efficiency and improves customer service -- without jeopardizing security or compliance. With expertise serving regulated industries, Vaporstream offers the security and best-in-class infrastructure needed to meet the most complex bring your own device (BYOD) and corporate owned privately enabled (COPE)requirements to ensure that you can keep communications confidential, secure and compliant. To learn more about visit www.vaporstream.com

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