Follow Us Become a Fan of Practice Manager Solutions on Facebook Follow Rebecca on Twitter Follow Rebecca on LinkedIn Practice Manager Solutions on LinkedIn Practice Manager Solutions on GooglePlus Practice Manager Solutions on Pinterest Practice Manager Solutions RSS Feed

Home

Stop patients from threatening your HIPAA compliance

May 1, 2013

iphone appsLast week we had another great group of practice managers for our HIPAA Compliant Policy Writing Intensive workshop. One of the side benefits of getting different practices together in one setting is to find out what their challenges are and share some of the issues they’re facing. A couple of questions came up that involved data security, specifically data transmitted by email:

How do I securely email when I don’t have a patient portal yet?

My patients are trying to email protected information to me. How do I stop that and give them a secure way to send their information?

Back in February we did a post on QuickDrop which allows users to securely send and receive files of any size and type on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Today I’d like to tell you about a product called Enlocked which specifically addresses the email security issue.

Enlocked is a secure cloud-based messaging service that allows medical practices to communicate with patients via encrypted email. There are two ways for patients to view messages with Enlocked: 1) they can download an encryption app to decode emails, or 2) they can be sent a message letting them know that they have an email that they can view via Enlocked’s secure website. Enlocked is promoted by Physician’s Practice and is just one of many new ways that the IT industry is helping medical practices to be HIPAA compliant. Learn more about Enlocked on their website at https://www.enlocked.com/Home.html.

Share and Enjoy:

Topics: Health IT, HIPAA compliance | Comments Off on Stop patients from threatening your HIPAA compliance

Comments are closed.

Rebecca on Twitter
  • HIPAA Breach Report – Henry Schein

    In this week’s HIPAA Breach Report, we identify Henry Schein, supplier of dental practice software and supplies, as receiving a HIPAA fine of $250,000 for misleading their customers into thinking they have the latest encryption and security protections. Additionally, they are likely open to lawsuits from the dental practices who use their practice management software due to this breach. You can READ MORE about this breach report on the Federal Trade Commission website. Makes you wonder who you’re trusting to protect your e-PHI. Are you asking your vendors the right questions?    

    KEEP READING »

From My Clients

“The training was great. The staff and the doctors enjoyed the training. It was easily explained and fun.”

Orlando Family Physicians


Online Payment Solution