We know that one of your biggest concerns right now is staff working remotely, and in making sure they’re being safe and secure. Luckily, VPNs are a low-cost and easy way to help solve this problem. VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network”. VPNs work by signing up for a VPN service and then installing that […]
There are a few qualitative differences that influence how you use tech as a solo practitioner, as a practitioner with office support, or as a group practice. And we’re talking about one that doesn’t really hit our radars until we start adding people to our teams: Discoverability. Discoverability is about the ability to be able […]
Let’s honor this long February with an article dedicated to the most important ingredient for long-term love, *communication*.
We can hear the furious gossip among therapists about GSuite Gmail’s confidential mode. Before you switch to it, however, let’s look at some ups and downs!
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.
You may have heard a few rumors about regular emails starting to get encrypted. The rumor is partly true, and can be useful for our HIPAA & ethics needs!
I’d like to tell you about two software services that may be of interest to most clinicians who are looking for ways to provide a high level of privacy for clients. But first, some background: At Person-Centered Tech, we are often asked how clinicians can do both of these things: Do texting or email with clients in […]
Even Though They Have a Right Under HIPAA To Unencrypted Emails: A Case For Only Using Secure Email and Texting With Clients
Unencrypted emails/texts aren’t the only way to comfortably contact clients. There is a case for putting in the effort to make secure communications work.
We talk about email and texting a lot. And one of the concerns we have about the discourse around it is the heavy focus on the privacy of our messages as they pass across the roads of the Internet. Even the federal government is mostly focused on this point. We do need to also attend […]