Apple’s battle with the FBI has big implications for our HIPAA compliance when we use iPhones. But how can we leverage what we’re learning from it?
5 CE Clock Hours suitable for NC LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs A 5-hour training for private practice mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and psychologists in psychotherapy practice to navigate the “digital ethics” and legal pitfalls in modern practice management. We will discuss: confidentiality and other HIPAA/ethics concerns in electronic communications […]
Clinicians are motivated by relationships. Our relationship with HIPAA has been rocky at best for a long time, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Some claim that electronic records are safer than paper because of encryption. This statement is at once totally right and dangerously wrong.
Electronic Records and the ACA 2014 Code of Ethics: Disclosing Record-Keeping to Clients (3rd in a series)
The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics is taking the lead on asking counselors to disclose to clients when and how they keep e-records. Other professions may follow.
TrueCrypt is free software that can encrypt just about anything. However, it seems that TrueCrypt users need to transition to different software soon.
The new 2014 ACA Code has made sweeping changes to standard of care around using communications tech with clients. We discuss and explore the new standards.
Google will now give a Business Associate contract for Gmail, Drive, and Calendar for business. Does this mean health care folks can use those products now?
A major upside of the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule was the clarification that clients can request to receive unencrypted emails if first informed of the risks.
I know most of us need new HIPAA/HITECH rules like we need bird flu, but they’re here. And they have a lot to say about us doing risk assessments.