Doctors Texting Freely and Securely
(Text messaging) provides no ability to verify the identity of the person sending the text and there is no way to keep the original message as validation of what is entered into the medical record. - Joint Commission on Healthcare
These issues aptly describe the guiding force of design for Armortext. Have a look at the future of Doctors texting and the future of Armortext.
Identity verification: (non-repudiation)
Our verification scheme for identifying a user’s phone number utilizes out of band authentication via a secure, random, 10 digit code sent by text message over the carrier’s network. This means that the user not only has to authenticate with our servers but also have current ownership of the phone number being registered.
The simple explanation: The user has to enter an app specific passcode to verify their identity. That passcode will only work in conjunction with one phone number. All identity information is encrypted, both at-rest on the device and in-transit.
The future of Armortext: Biometric identification techniques. Your physical body and its movements can be used as a unique identifier, providing total certainty to the recipient of the text message as to the identity of the sender.
Original message validation for medical records: (In progress)
The simple explanation: When an organization adds Armortext to a new phone, that phone and the individual who possess it are added to an organization-specific address book. Every text message that is sent between members of this address book is stored in a cloud server, available to the organization for download and review. Each text message between enterprise contacts is stamped with the time, date and sender data, allowing for complete, real-time reconstruction of conversations, medication instructions or any other information required.
*Added bonus – Text messages sent by healthcare workers to their family, friends and others not in the enterprise-specific address book are NOT stored or accessible by the organization, Gryphn or the cloud server.
Encryption and Security:
All text messages can either be sent as encrypted or unencrypted with the flick of switch. The cloud server storage has no access to the decryption software and Gryphn has no access to the text message data. Only those individuals which the enterprise designates are provided with the decryption tools and access to the stored data which is not decrypted until downloaded.
The simple explanation: All text messages can be encrypted on the device and in-transit with the flick of a switch. The only text messages stored are those sent between enterprise employees and no one has access to that storage except for the enterprise.
We have a few enterprise pilot opportunities left, contact us if you are interested.
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Update 10/9: Gryphn is mentioned in Bloomberg’s Businessweek “Take 2 Asprn+Txt Me in AM“. We are solving the “tension between security and efficiency” for texting Doctors.