Regular (unencrypted) Email and Text Messaging containing Protected Health Information (PHI) are effective engagement and communication tools that patients like and have the right to use. However, unencrypted Emails and Text Messages containing PHI raise significant threats of medical identity theft. This webinar will explain the simple 3 Step HIPAA Safeguard that fully protects Covered Entities from HIPAA violations even when an unencrypted Email or Text Message is intercepted in transmission. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services administers and enforces HIPAA. OCR guidance clearly explains how Covered Entities must comply with a patient's right to communicate by unencrypted Email and Text Messaging.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Brief review of HIPAA and the unanimous Supreme Court TCPA decision
How HIPAA defines PHI - it's not just medical information about, for example, a diagnosis, surgical procedure or prescription
A Patient's absolute right to receive PHI by standard (unencrypted) Email & Text Message
The simple 3 Step HIPAA Safeguard that protects Covered Entities from HIPAA violations when complying with patient right to communicate by standard, unencrypted Email and Text Message
When Covered Entities must encrypt Emails and Text Messages