VHA Southwest Is Pleased to Announce a Regional Agreement with Thru

Irving, Texas, February 7, 2007 – VHA Southwest is pleased to announce a regional agreement with Thru, LLC to provide VHA Southwest members with discounted access to Thru’s secure certified file and private message delivery solutions. Thru is a market leader in providing web-based, cost effective solutions that enable hospital employees to send and receive secure messages and digital files while complying with HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and GLBA regulations.

“The end user can send to their patients, employees and business partners HIPAA compliant secured private emails and attachments with certified delivery and tracking. Thru offers Microsoft Outlook integration for one-click, easy access. Plus, the learning curve for users is virtually non-existent.” Wiley Thomas, Director of Information Services, Good Shepherd Health System

Key features of Thru:

  • All files and private messages sent Thru and received Thru are tracked and logged.
  • Sending and receiving files up to 2 gigabytes is easy and reliable.
  • Thru services are integrated with Outlook and available from the web using 128bit SSL encryption.
  • Thru files can be managed with Thru Explorer, which parallels Windows Explorer, and is launched from any Internet browser.
  • Thru tools are easy-to-use, intuitive and designed with the familiar look-and-feel of applications many end users currently utilize on the Microsoft platform.

“We regularly share medical records with multiple parties and in order to be HIPAA compliant we must have a secure and traceable system. Email simply cannot meet these requirements. Other software is too difficult to implement as it means all our partners must be using the same package. Thru helped us achieve HIPAA compliance by providing what we need in an easy-to-use, on-line application.” Jean Austin – Austin & Associates, a national health care claims firm that provides medical litigation services.

About Thru
Thru is the leader in “Certified Delivery” and the “Online Management” of digital documents and files. Whether sending secure email attachments or complete online file management, Thru’s products address the challenge of securely moving information and being compliant with privacy and security regulations. Thru is headquartered in Irving, Texas, with offices around the world.