Getting your smartphone and computer secure is a HUGE step towards HIPAA compliance and keeping security issues away. It’s also shockingly simple to do!
We are happy to finally present our listicle of things to know about texting, HIPAA changes, and choosing your therapy tech in 2019!
Changes are coming to HIPAA’s Privacy Rule. Person Centered Tech sent some comments to make sure the OCR knows how mental health clients may be impacted.
We need new HIPAA rules like we need adult chickenpox, but the OCR has started movement on changes to HIPAA’s rules that will impact mental health pros.
When deciding on contractors vs. employees, getting an early understanding of HIPAA’s role in this choice may be more important than you think.
If your computer touches protected health information at all, you want to make sure it is using antimalware software and a firewall. Also, at this point, let’s recognize that smartphones and tablets (e.g. iPads and Android tablets) are computers. So when we say “computer,” we mean everything that is computer-like. Antimalware Antimalware is software that […]
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.
Everyone loves apps these days, and mental health practices are no exception. One thing that remains a conundrum, however, is how to evaluate when a service is appropriate for your HIPAA needs. That’s why we created this handy-dandy guide, all with checklists and evaluation questions for you to employ.
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.