More on HIPAA Security: Safe Email

As our privacy and security officer, SOS President Seth Krieger reads lots of blogs and listens to lost of podcasts about security in the cyber world.

One of the blogs Seth follows is provided by a company called Adelia Risk. Early in August, he read a blog post that I want to share with you.

HIPAA Compliant Email: 6 of the Best Ways to Email PHI

How do you send PHI via email and still follow HIPAA? This is one of the most common questions we get.

It’s an understandable question. Email has become the communication tool of choice in the digital age. Most workplaces rely on it heavily.

If you’re a HIPAA-regulated business, email use gets a lot more complicated. It’s even more complicated when you want to email PHI, or Protected Health Information.

Good news: it is possible to send PHI via email, and we’re going to tell you exactly what it takes to ensure HIPAA compliant email.

But before we jump right in, let’s review the basics. . . .

As behavioral healthcare providers, we know you are very concerned about the privacy of your clients. If you are not using a secure email product to send PHI, you are putting that privacy at risk. Please click on the link above or here so you can read the full article. We do not earn anything from this company, but we are sharing this with you because the author, Josh Ablett, appears to know a good deal about his subject.

Please take a look at the article and feel free to add your comments and reactions below. If you are using a secure email product, please share your experience below!

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