HIPAA Email Compliance

April 9, 2018

Where Healthcare Transformation Meets Patient Transportation

Facilitating patient care to the best possible outcome without wasteful spending is central to value-based care, and other initiatives generated by the ongoing realignment of the US healthcare industry, also known as healthcare delivery transformation.  A critical element of these ambitious initiatives is patient transpor…Read More »

July 11, 2017

Why Certify Non-EHR Health IT Solutions for ONC’s 2015 Edition?

For Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors, ONC certification has been part of the business landscape since HHS introduced certification programs for Health IT in 2010 and launched ONC’s initial Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) testing in 2011. Certification requirements for Non-EHR Health IT solutions vendors hasn’t f…Read More »

May 18, 2017

HIPAA Compliance in the Age of Population Health Management

The goal of Population Health Management (PHM) is to improve the health outcomes of a group of patients with similar characteristics. One example of a population in this context are patients suffering from the same chronic condition. The care of patients in this group may be managed similarly, often involving the same trea…Read More »

January 6, 2017

Infographic: Keys to Enabling Care Coordination

In the complex modern healthcare environment, patient-to-provider and provider-to-provider connections are increasingly important. Communities of care are larger and more distributed, necessitating secure messaging solutions capable of sharing large files and images between diverse stakeholders with disparate technical c…Read More »

August 25, 2016

Healthcare: Encrypting Data in Transit for Compliance Is Easy

According to a HIMMS survey report, less than half non-acute providers encrypt patient information when moving it from one place to another, and about a third of acute-care aren’t encrypting data in transit as well. From the report: “This means that the providers that are not encrypting data are sending protected healt…Read More »

August 18, 2016

Best Practices: Emailing Patient Records in Compliance with HIPAA

In January 2016, the HIPAA regulation got more teeth in the area of providing patients their medical records on request (files, notes, diagnostic images, lab results, C-CDAs). The US Department of Health and Human Services published detailed FAQs regarding patients rights with respect to requesting their medical records fr…Read More »

August 16, 2016

Weighing the Challenges and Benefits of Dental EHRs

Originally published in Dentist’s Money Digest Last week’s column revealed that, according to a report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, 83% of physicians nationwide have adopted electronic health record systems. Meaningful use incentive programs are considered one of the main factors for th…Read More »

August 2, 2016

Salesforce Service Cloud and HIPAA Compliance

Q: My company sells to the healthcare industry.  Is it a HIPAA violation when my Customer Service Rep replies to a support ticket on Service Cloud?  I mean, Salesforce is HIPAA compliant, right? A: You very well may be in violation of HIPAA standards.  Here’s why. Yes, the Salesforce platform itself can be made H…Read More »

June 21, 2016

Is Encryption Required by HIPAA?

This question recently came up as part of a partner’s webinar presentation. HIPAA privacy and security rules can be less than obvious at times with respect to what’s required – or what is meant by the term ‘addressable’ – which is used frequently in the regulation text. Both encryption of data at rest and data …Read More »

May 17, 2016

Application Integration – An Anxiety Story

Note: The following scenario happens more often than you think.  I recently had two companies engage me because they were both stuck in eerily similar situations. Your project team decided that you need a mobile app for end users to better engage with your core healthcare offering.  After all, nobody wants to log into a …Read More »