Comparing Email Encryption Services

HIPAA Compliant Email Providers

Email has become an essential way for people to communicate. As technology has continued to progress, so too have the potential risks that can arise from sending and sharing information online. This is a guest post written by Laura Miller, Compliance Manager of Aspida. Personal information and data are oftentimes targets of cyber-attacks and can put this information at risk. ...

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How to combine encrypted email with regular email

HIPAA Compliant Email Explained

It’s not uncommon to turn on the morning news and hear about another company whose information has been compromised. We are living, and working, in a cyber-world and cyber-crime exists as a fact of life for those of us who use computers. This is a guest post written by Laura Miller, Compliance Manager of Aspida. With most of our businesses ...

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HIPAA Training Resources

HIPAA training

Several of HIPAA’s requirements (directly or otherwise) stipulate that covered entities must provide proper privacy training to their employees and contractors. Anyone within your organization who may have access to PHI must receive training on HIPAA policies.

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What exactly is HIPAA certification?

HIPAA Certification

The regulatory landscape of America’s health industry can be quite confusing, with thousands of pages of laws, hundreds of required forms, mandated training, and certification processes, figuring out all the necessary steps to compliance may be overwhelming.

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HIPAA Forms Explained: Privacy and Authorization

HIPAA Forms Explained

Whether you are a patient or a covered entity (e.g. health organization), you will undoubtedly come into contact with a variety of HIPAA forms. To understand your legal duties as a covered entity, or your rights as a patient, you should become very familiar with these legal documents.

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HIPAA Security Rule Compliance Checklist

HIPAA Security Rule Compliance Checklist

2.0 – HIPAA Administrative Safeguards Checklist The backbone of a covered entity’s internal policies, HIPAA’s administrative safeguards require your organization to establish procedures that ensure security measures are adequately planned, developed, implemented, maintained, and managed. There are a total of 9 administrative safeguard standards, each of which has one or more implementation requirement(s). To be compliant with HIPAA’s administrative safeguard ...

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Is Gmail HIPAA Compliant? – The Definitive Answer

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"Is Gmail HIPAA compliant?" is probably the most popular question for HIPAA compliant email. It isn't by default, but we'll show you how it can be achieved. You can jump to the definitive answer right away, or read further if you want to learn more about the rules and regulations for HIPAA email compliance.

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Why your email should be HIPAA compliant

HIPAA Compliant Email Explained

With email only increasing as the main way many patients and organizations want to do business, the advantages of using email far outweigh the risks for healthcare practices. Technology has even made HIPAA compliance for email easier and more affordable than ever.

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HIPAA Compliant Hosting Providers

HIPAA Compliant Hosting Providers

The Full List of HIPAA Compliant Hosting Providers The full list of HIPAA compliant hosting providers covers only the best HIPAA hosting providers, based on HIPAA compliance and pricing. If you are a covered entity according to the HIPAA laws and you want to run a HIPAA compliant website or application, you will be needing HIPAA compliant hosting. Please be ...

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HIPAA Compliant Email Providers

HIPAA Compliant Email Providers

What HIPAA compliant email providers do is turning an insecure communication method into something secure and potentially HIPAA compliant. On this page you will find the complete list of HIPAA compliant email providers. There are more email providers of course, but not all of them are capable of...

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HIPAA Compliant Hosting Explained

HIPAA Compliant Hosting Explained

Hosting a website or service adhering to the HIPAA guidelines required HIPAA compliant hosting. The HIPAA recognizes all health care providers and their business associates as covered entities (CEs) and makes them responsible to safeguard the privacy and security of identifying information. Some CEs...

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HIPAA Compliant Cloud Storage Explained

HIPAA Compliant Cloud Storage Explained

Using the cloud for storing files, requires HIPAA compliant cloud storage. The establishment of the HIPAA in 1996, and the subsequent establishment of the HITECH Act in 2009, requires healthcare providers to implement particular safeguards with respect to the protection of electronic...

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HIPAA Compliant Email Explained

HIPAA Compliant Email Explained

The standards established for HIPAA compliant email require safe and secure methods of transmitting healthcare data and information by healthcare providers and their business associates. Like with most business entities, healthcare providers need to communicate using email as well as...

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HIPAA 101: What does HIPAA stand for?

HIPAA 101 What Does HIPAA Stand For

Lets begin with the question "What does HIPAA stand for?" In full, HIPAA stands for "The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996", or the HIPAA Act for short. The HIPAA Act was enacted August 21, 1996 by the 104th US Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. The long title for...

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Maintaining HIPAA Compliant Cloud Storage

Maintaining HIPAA Compliant Cloud Storage

A perfect way of storing and sending medical files is by using HIPAA compliant cloud storage. File-sharing services like Dropbox and Box help you automatically back-up, synchronize and share healthcare files in the cloud and on mobile devices. But unless you protect these services using proper encryption, they can be...

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