DataMotion Blog

August 26, 2015

SecureMail and HIPAA compliance

Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996. One critical element of HIPAA is to ensure protecting the privacy of Americans’ personal health records by protecting the security and confidentiality of healthcare information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, also called the Standards for P…Read More »

August 14, 2015

Email Encryption Solutions To The Healthcare Market

All healthcare organizations clearly understand the importance of implementing privacy safeguards. Regulations demand that patients’ personal and health information be protected, and communications involving that information must also be secure. It’s the primary reason leading healthcare providers use the SecureMai…Read More »

August 11, 2015

A Culture of Data Security: Preventing Big Trouble in Healthcare Provider Practices

By Andy Nieto, Health IT Strategist, DataMotion Increasing black market demand for patient records has healthcare seeing red. While stealing credit or social security cards may earn a cyber-criminal $1, even a portion of a patient’s electronic health record (EHR) can fetch $50. As the FBI’s Cyber Division noted in a me…Read More »

August 5, 2015

The Role of Secure Messaging in Improving Patient Outcomes

Gone are the days when patients see just one doctor. Many visits result in referrals to multiple providers – the lab for bloodwork, the radiology clinic for an ultrasound, the specialists, the list goes on. To truly provide good care, information must flow between these providers. What’s the best way to do this?…Read More »

July 30, 2015

Direct Secure Messaging: Improving the Secure and Interoperable Exchange of Health Information

Within the healthcare industry, the exchange of protected health information (PHI) is governed by regulations such as HIPAA and the HITECH Act, which require adequate security be used to protect the information contained in personal health records from accidental or malicious public disclosure. In addition, the regulations…Read More »

July 14, 2015

Easy Direct Secure Messaging Communications

Direct Secure Messaging takes the standard components of email (sender, recipient, subject, message body, and attachment) and adds two elements: Identity validation. A Health Information Security Provider (HISP) documents who the sender is, validates the sender’s identity, and associates a X.509 certificate based on PKI …Read More »

July 9, 2015

6 steps to avoid HIPAA fines

Guest Article By: Robert Grant, Chief Strategy Officer, Compliancy Group The most common mistake a practice makes in trying to become compliant with HIPAA is thinking that a risk analysis is enough or that a set of policies in a three ringed binder is sufficient. The set of HIPAA rules put forth by the government [……Read More »

June 24, 2015

HIMSS15: Hottest topic, Common Pains and Interesting Learnings

Some observations from HIMSS15   Andy Nieto, Health IT Strategist at DataMotion, recently attended HIMSS15 in Chicago. He recapped the most interesting things he learned, details the biggest pains he saw attendees facing, and discusses the hottest topics this year. If you weren’t able to attend, this article wil…Read More »

June 4, 2015

Webinar: Tips for Using Encryption to Reduce HIPAA Compliance Risk and Protect Your Data

2015 HIPAA audits are coming. Very soon. Are you prepared? Learn some practical steps for implementing encryption to reduce your organization’s risk and prepare your organization for a possible audit. In this webinar renowned security and privacy expert, Chris Apgar, CISSP, gives an update on the 2015 HIPAA audits, and d…Read More »

May 19, 2015

Documenting the Value of Direct Secure Messaging (Beyond Meaningful Use)

As practitioners understand the use cases for Direct Secure Messaging (Direct) beyond Meaningful Use attestation, they are beginning to see the financial and clinical benefits associated with utilizing the technology in their routine workflow.  Payment reform initiatives and their underlying triple aim objectives – bett…Read More »