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Text “NO” to stop the HIPAA Violations

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

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HIPAA Compliance is Needed for Emailed Appointment Reminders

Friday, September 20th, 2013

HIPAA ComplianceTwice in the past few weeks I have received appointment reminders or scheduling information from doctors via email — via insecure, non-HIPAA-compliant email.

An email message contains identifying information: my email address and my name. ┬áThe appointment email messages also contain information about “the past, present, or future provisioning of health care to an individual” … me! ┬áTaken together, this means that these email messages are ePHI (more details – what is ePHI?) and needed to be secured in a HIPAA compliant manner.

That they were not compliant was obvious to me:

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