Regular (unencrypted) Email and Text Messaging are effective engagement and communication tools that most patients prefer and have the right to use.
HIPAA allows Providers and Business Associates on behalf of Providers to communicate with patients by unencrypted email and text message - but only when a simple 3 Step Safeguard is in place and documented.
Why should you Attend: Patients have the right This easily-followed safeguard is widely misunderstood and the subject of Internet postings that are both wrong and dangerous.
New HIPAA Rules and guidance from the Office for Civil Rights and CMS explain how to communicate with patients by unencrypted email and text messaging and also when you must encrypt electronic transmissions.
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