When it comes to good security (and HIPAA compliance), authentication is the lesser-known cousin to encryption. Authentication is best known as passwords. It is much more than just passwords, however, and the HIPAA Security Rule standards hold it up high as a security concept of great importance.
What does HIPAA consider to be “personally identifying information”? Will the deidentification techniques we learned in grad school ethics classes (e.g. using clients’ initials instead of full names) be enough for HIPAA?
Some clinicians who use Android phones for their practices may have suffered a client privacy breach to Facebook Messenger. We explain what happened and what to do about it.
If you’ve considered becoming a full member of Person Centered Tech, there’s never been a better time than now to join! We have just added monthly payment plans, and the Middle Adopter tier of membership is about to close to new members on March 31st. The membership service is finally becoming what we always intended […]
HIPAA requires all practices to create security policies and procedures as part of the compliance process. What does that look like for different practices, and how is it accomplished? Therapy tech expert Roy Huggins, LPC NCC explains.
The world of email is getting better at creating secure and HIPAA-friendly ways to use the communication method. We show you the 3 types of email security so you can make an informed choice.
Secure texting that is HIPAA-friendly and good for clients is now cheap and easy for mental health professionals. It’s time to move away from SMS texting.
A flaw affects the security of all WiFi. While preventative steps are needed, fixes are available. Preparation for future problems may be needed, though.
How to Protect Your Practice and Your Clients After Equifax: A Webinar for Mental Health Professionals
We will bring you real answers about where to go from here in using cloud services safely in your practice, so that you can enjoy some peace of mind.
A handy checklist laying out what items of tech every mental health private practice needs to consider getting, with lots of resource links to help you out.