News / Enabling Providers to Use Truly HIPAA Compliant Email
By Elizabeth Snell, Nov 21, 2016

Direct messaging is increasing in popularity, but how exactly does it tie into HIPAA compliant email and what should providers understand before implementing it?

Elizabeth Snell

As technology continues to evolve, healthcare organizations of all sizes are working to remain current in what they can offer to providers and patients while also keeping PHI secure. Covered entities now have various options of communication, and HIPAA compliant email is often a necessity.

However, healthcare organizations cannot assume that any form of email communication will in fact keep PHI secure and adhere to HIPAA regulations. Even third parties are not always exempt from HIPAA compliance as they communicate with healthcare organizations.

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