Hipaa Compliant Email: Secure Your Confidential Information

Over the next few years, billions of patient records will be assimilated into Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. In the process, the federal government is increasing the standard of privacy for Protected Healthcare Information (PHI) and enforcing penalties for breaches of the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 provided over $19 billion dollars in funding to help doctors and hospitals embrace the transition. $17 billion will be available to hospitals and physicians that use the system and accept Medicare and Medicaid patients.

However, implementation of a nation-wide system with personal and private information from a paper system that uses direct-line faxes to an electronic system that uses unsecure email is bound to raise security concerns.

To keep up with this movement in Health Information Technology (HIT), hospitals and physicians are required to research and use secure software and email applications to comply with both HITECH and HIPAA standards. Just as there are dozens of medications designed to treat different ailments, there is a wide variety of security and email applications on the market. It can be confusing for hospital administrators and physicians to wade through the information and know which one will fit their needs and their budget.

Some companies have built a cost-effective application that can be scaled to fit your needs. Whether you are a small rural practice or a large metropolitan hospital, things can be customized on-demand for your patient load. Our application does not require on-site IT resources or maintenance. It runs in a familiar web browser or integrates with your existing Outlook email account. Please consider this simple prescription to treat your company's safety.

A risk assessment team evaluates your company's HITECH technology needs. We will be happy to work with you and provide a secure and reliable prescription for your email encryption needs.

HITECH medical record software is expected to be fully implemented by 2014. This will bring the United States closer to the global standard and on par with other first-world countries that already have their records safely in place and conveniently in use.

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Hipaa compliant email ensures that the recipient receives an email with a secure link to the portal where they can view the message and any attached files with complet
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