Clinical Texting App Complies With HIPAA Regulations

Richard Gawel


The Awrel Standard texting application is now available for free to all dental practitioners, patients, and non-enterprise users in labs, dental supply, and academic institutions. Compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the app is designed to streamline clinical and business workflows in mobile and desktop environments. This includes functionality for clinicians to exchange information, documents, and images such as x-rays and CT scans securely in the cloud. 

“In a world dependent on technology and workflow, dentists must keenly focus on managing time, information, and security,” said Arnold Rosen, DDS, Awrel founder and CEO. “Texting is by far the most efficient platform for information sharing and collaboration.” 

A practicing prosthodontist, Rosen said that he has observed dentists become increasingly frustrated with cumbersome, slow HIPAA-compliant email systems. As a result, he added, many clinicians, laps, and company reps share information via native mobile texting apps. 

“While this is quicker and easier, it is not HIPAA compliant,” Rosen said. “We specifically created the Awrel texting app to give dentists, patients, and industry partners a secure environment for quicker, easier exchange of PHI and case collaboration.”

According to Rosen, Awrel’s goal is to remove barriers to the adoption of secure, HIPAA-compliant text messaging so it can become a tool for collaboration and clinical case management. The company also plans to leverage the platform and introduce innovative business and treatment solutions. Recently introduced capabilities include voice-assisted, guided data entry for ordering implants, supplies, and equipment as well as intelligent conversational experiences with voice assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home. 

Awrel Standard can be accessed at and downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.

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