Is Yahoo Mail HIPAA Compliant?

You’re starting the process of meeting HIPAA Compliance for your busy practice. The biggest pieces are in place. Now it is time to consider the substantial question of email. No one is looking for HIPAA violations. So, Is Yahoo Mail HIPAA Compliant? When we evaluate email systems for HIPAA compliance, here’s the checklist we use: [...]

By |2019-08-16T04:49:23+00:00May 31st, 2019|Email Cyber Security, HIPAA, HIPAA and Email|0 Comments

Is Gmail Encryption HIPAA Compliant In 2019?

We've recently discussed whether or not Gmail is HIPAA Compliant. In short, it depends. Gmail is HIPAA compliant when set up correctly. But what about Gmail encryption? Is Gmail encryption HIPAA compliant? Once again, it depends. Gmail encryption also has the potential to be a HIPAA compliant email option depending on how you set it [...]

By |2019-08-16T04:52:13+00:00May 31st, 2019|Email Cyber Security, HIPAA|0 Comments

Is Zoho Email HIPAA Compliant?

Zoho Mail is a popular email platform that’s geared towards businesses. It offers a user-friendly minimalist interface that's supported by some powerful features. So you can create, communicate, and collaborate in an ad-free environment. But medical practices will also need an email platform that satisfies regulatory compliance. If you’re using this platform, being able to [...]

By |2019-08-16T04:53:39+00:00May 31st, 2019|Email Cyber Security, HIPAA, HIPAA and Email|0 Comments

HIPAA Compliant Email – What Makes Email HIPAA Compliant?

HIPAA Compliant Email is at the heart of modern medical practices. It makes administrative processes more efficient. It also saves time by automating communication (like reminding patients about appointments). Emails also help both the provider and the patient stay connected. A staggering 93% of adult patients prefer to communicate with physicians through email! HIPAA regulations [...]

By |2019-08-16T04:59:01+00:00May 31st, 2019|Email Cyber Security, HIPAA, HIPAA and Email|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Data Loss Prevention

As businesses are digitally transformed, our exposure to risk is changing. In the financial industry, the stakes are much higher. The SEC Cybersecurity Guidance helps registered investment advisors respond to these threats. It also makes sure that they have a plan in place to respond to them. For example, one such threat is the loss [...]

Are Chromebooks HIPAA compliant?

If you're a medical practice, you're probably tempted to give Chromebooks a try.  They're cheaper than a traditional Windows or Mac computer, and they're a lot easier and cheaper to maintain. But are Chromebooks appropriate for a medical company?  Can they be used to handle medical data?  Are Chromebooks HIPAA compliant? We think they [...]

By |2019-05-09T20:01:19+00:00February 28th, 2019|HIPAA, HIPAA and Computers|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Business Continuity Planning (Pt. 2)

Welcome back to SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Business Continuity Planning.  The first steps (found here in Part 1) are: List your Specific Needs, and Discuss and Document... and here, in Part 2, we talk, and plan, and test. Disclaimer: we are STILL not lawyers.  We are cybersecurity practitioners who work with a lot of registered [...]

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Business Continuity Planning (Pt.1)

If you’ve come to this site, you’re probably doing some research about SEC Cybersecurity Guidance. As part of the OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative, #6 in the SEC cybersecurity guidance clearly states that business continuity planning is a priority. Here’s what the SEC Cybersecurity Guidance says: “Please provide a copy of the Firm’s written business continuity [...]

How to Make Gmail HIPAA Compliant

Google’s email, calendar, and productivity tools (recently renamed to “G Suite”) are absolutely fantastic.  They’re easy to use and very affordable. G Suite is also highly secure, but there are very specific things that you need to do to make G Suite / Gmail HIPAA-compliant.  Here are some big ones... Disclaimer: we are not lawyers. [...]

By |2019-05-17T19:49:14+00:00December 20th, 2018|HIPAA, HIPAA and Email, HIPAA and G Suite|1 Comment