Did you know that just because you practice health care in the United States, you’re not necessarily legally required to comply with HIPAA? The followup question, of course, is, “Does it really change anything if you’re not?”
Square is the easy credit card swiper for your smart phone or tablet. Learn the legal-ethical ins and outs to advantage of this handy tool with confidence.
Clinicians need to make sure our email communications are protected. But “protected” doesn’t always mean what you think it means.
What if companies that handle your clients’ info signed contracts promising to safeguard the information? HIPAA calls that a Business Associate Agreement.
Gmail uses encryption, but not in the ways you may think. Find out how the giant of consumer email helps — and doesn’t help — us as clinicians.
Part 5 of 5 in our Four Core Principles series. Click here to see the whole series together. “I think what you have is a solution in search of a problem.” (Many Business/Technical Consultants Regarding Many Things) Some tools matched with some clients are “a solution in search of a problem.” This means that the […]
Part 4 of 5 in our Four Core Principles series. Click here to see the whole series together. “Sites on the World Wide Web… 1. Regularly check that electronic links are working and professionally appropriate… 3. Provide electronic links to relevant state licensure and professional certification boards to protect consumer rights and facilitate addressing ethical […]
Part 3 of 5 in our Four Core Principles series. Click here to see the whole series together. “Counselors inform clients of the benefits and limitations of using information technology applications in the counseling process and in business/billing procedures. Such technologies include but are not limited to computer hardware and software, telephones, the World Wide […]
Finally, a good alternative to GoDaddy! Leasing domain names — the bits at the beginning of Web addresses like “google.com” and “personcenteredtech.com” — has long been a realm of cheap fly-by-nights and scammers. Graduates of my therapy site class know that after years of struggling with honest domain registrars folding and then dealing with shady […]
When you’re trying to get somewhere unfamiliar, it’s good to have a map to follow. When I consider how to use technical tools in my practice — i.e. my phone’s texting features, my computer or website — these four principles are the map that I use. I developed them based on my own knowledge of […]