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HIPAA Compliant Email – What Makes Email HIPAA Compliant?

November 27, 2019 by Josh Ablett
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 […]
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Is Outlook HIPAA Compliant in 2019?

November 25, 2019 by Tias
One of the most common questions we get from people in the medical industry is "Is Outlook HIPAA compliant in 2019?" The answer? Yes — Outlook is HIPAA compliant when set up correctly. In this article, we'll tell you how to ensure your use of Microsoft Outlook is HIPAA compliant. We recently took an in-depth […]
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How to Find the Best HIPAA Compliant Hosting

November 23, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Practical tips to find the best HIPAA compliant hosting for your business.
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HIPAA Compliant Email - Receiving Emails from Patients

November 20, 2019 by Josh Ablett
We'd like to answer one of the most common questions that we get about HIPAA compliant email. One of the visitors to our site asked us... "How is the e-mail encrypted when the client/patient responds to your encrypted e-mail you send to them? I understand the e-mail you send to them is encrypted, but I […]
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HIPAA Mistakes: 9 That We See All the Time

November 11, 2019 by Josh Ablett
As part of our work helping medical practices with HIPAA and cybersecurity, we get to see lots of HIPAA mistakes.  It’s interesting to spot the similarities across so many different companies. Here are nine of the most common HIPAA mistakes that we see. The scary part is we see them all the time. HIPAA Mistake 1: […]
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Is Google Workspace HIPAA Compliant?

November 7, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Many practices want to use cloud storage services like Google drive and hosted email.  Is Google's Google Workspace HIPAA compliant? First, let's review what's actually in Google Workspace, Google's paid version of a variety of productivity tools. HIPAA Compliant Email Most famously, Google Workspace includes Gmail, an excellent and easy-to-use email platform.  Users go through […]
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5 Free Windows Cybersecurity Tips

October 26, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Here are five free Windows cybersecurity tips.  Take a moment and do these right now! These will help you with your HIPAA compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use BitLocker, Microsoft’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can get instructions here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028713/windows-10-turn-on-device-encryption 2) Take a screenshot to prove […]
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5 Free Mac Cybersecurity Tips

October 25, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Are you a Mac user?  Check out these five free Mac cybersecurity tips.  They're quick and easy, and something you should do right now. These will help you with your cybersecurity compliance and reduce the risk that you’ll be hacked. 1) Encrypt your hard drive Use FileVault, Apple’s built-in hard drive encryption utility. You can […]
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Is Google Cloud Platform HIPAA Compliant?

October 17, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Thinking about moving some services to the cloud?  Let’s look at whether Google Cloud Platform is HIPAA-compliant. We recently helped a medical company evaluate Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as a disaster recovery site. Here’s what we found about Google Cloud Platform and HIPAA compliance. Will Google Cloud Platform sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement? Any […]
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Are Chromebooks HIPAA compliant?

October 15, 2019 by Josh Ablett
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? We think they are, […]
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