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Category: HIPAA

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Is Gmail Secure? 6 Ways to Tell if it's Right for You

October 11, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Is Gmail secure?  Let's walk through the security features they have, and think about how they work in the real world. Get our Complete Guide on How to Become HIPAA Compliant. 1) Is Gmail Secure against Phishing? Hackers use "phishing" attacks to either steal your data or get control of your computer.  They'll send you […]
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24 Ways to Steal Medical Data

October 9, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Do you know all of the ways someone can steal PHI from your practice? We've put together a list of 24 ways that people can steal medical data.
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Is Evernote HIPAA Compliant? (Updated)

October 7, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Evernote is incredibly handy, but is it HIPAA-compliant?  Learn more, and read about five alternatives.
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HIPAA Compliant Email: 7 Tips

October 5, 2019 by Josh Ablett
You can use email securely and still remain compliant with HIPAA. Here are seven tips for securely using email in a HIPAA-compliant organization.
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Microsoft365 HIPAA Compliance - 6 Reasons Why It's Great

October 3, 2019 by Josh Ablett
Thinking about moving your practice to Microsoft365?  We’re big fans.  Microsoft has really invested a ton in robust security settings and HIPAA compliance. Here are six features that show how Microsoft is serious about medical practices, HIPAA, and IT security. 1) HIPAA Business Associate agreement Microsoft will execute a HIPAA BAA that covers Microsoft365.  Check […]
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5 Ways to Make Google Workspace HIPAA Compliant

September 25, 2019 by Josh Ablett
A lot of companies make a huge mistake when it comes to Google Workspace and HIPAA.  They think that all they have to do is sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with Google, and they're suddenly HIPAA compliant. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here's the story of Ted (not his real name). […]
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Is Zoho Email HIPAA Compliant?

September 7, 2019 by Tias
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 […]
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Is Yahoo Mail HIPAA Compliant?

September 6, 2019 by Tias
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: […]
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HIPAA Data Security - Find PHI

September 5, 2019 by Josh Ablett
The first step in performing a HIPAA security risk assessment is to be sure you understand what Protected Health Information (PHI) your practice has. Here’s how Wikipedia defines PHI: “Under the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), PHI that is linked based on the following list of 18 identifiers must be treated with special care: […]
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Is Gmail Encryption HIPAA Compliant In 2019?

September 1, 2019 by Tias
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 […]
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