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What You Need to Know about HIPAA Regarding Email, Texts, and Mobile Apps

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Did you know that the Netherlands have a 99% participation rate in electronic medical record keeping? This means they lead the world as far as medical practices using electronic records. HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and it regulates privacy, medical disclosures and patient consent, especially as they relate to digital communication. If you are found guilty of HIPAA noncompliance, your hospital or office could be charged thousands of dollars. Here are three things you need to know about adhering to HIPAA.

1. HIPAA Compliant Emails

Did you know that Gmail is not HIPAA compliant because they lack a BAA? The HIPAA Omnibus requires that you sign a Business Associate Agreement with any vendor that will potentially come into contact with your PHI. Basically, email Read More