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 […]
How do you talk when you type your texts? The question of appropriate language in texts and emails is long-discussed and fraught with angst. Let’s explore some perspectives on these issues.
Who knew that a culture raised on TV would get so sucked into a medium called “texting?” Well, we did. And so did our clients! So let’s take a look at how texting fits into the HIPAA compliance picture.
A phone line for your practice that costs ZERO dollars? Sounds too good to be true. With HIPAA, it might be… or it might not?
I don’t do a lot of consulting for people who’ve experienced a “security breach” in their practices. But in the last year I’ve gotten 7 inquiries about security breaches from colleagues, and every single one was from someone whose email had been hacked into. So I’d like to make sure everyone knows the two things […]