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Do Law Firms have Data Security Liability?

Friday, July 19th, 2013

As of 2010, 91% of all law firms have 10 or fewer employees; 99.6% have less than 100 employees[1].  The smaller the firm, the less likely they are to have a strong IT department and are much more likely to be focused on case load rather than on current changes in the compliance landscape that are now impacting them.  Indeed, one of the largest segments of new law firms are small practices run by folks that have left larger firms … and such folks arguably have less time to spend on such considerations with the amount of legal work per lawyer in the United States becoming increasingly less.

Email and messaging — more and more information is sent digitally.  For the legal profession, this is also increasingly true due to the time saving nature of such communications, the high time cost associated with legal work, and the ever-present push to get things done faster.

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HIPAA Compliant Email – You Decide Which Messages Need Encryption

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Customer feedback is extremely important to LuxSci and we have listened once again.  Customers faced with the need for HIPAA-compliant email now have the option to decide on a per-message basis which messages need encryption (e.g. contain Protected Health Information – PHI) and which do not.  Routine non-PHI-laden correspondence no longer needs to be encrypted and users no longer have to use separate users or profiles to send regular email messages.

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HIPAA Faxing: How To Send and Receive FAXes in a Secure and Compliant Way

Friday, May 6th, 2011

We have previously discussed how it may be OK according to HIPAA to send and receive FAXes with ePHI over standard analog phone lines.  See: Is a FAX document HIPAA-Secure?

However, we have observed that customers more and more wish to integrate FAXing with their computers, taking advantage of the “paper-free” office that is arriving most places.  Why should they have to print and manually fax things or receive FAXes on an old-fashioned FAX printer, when their computers have FAX capability?  Can that capability be used in a HIPAA-compliant way?

The answer is “Yes, you can”.  This article explains how and points out things to watch out for.

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HIPAA Compliance Seal for your Web Site or Email

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

LuxSci customers who require HIPAA Compliance to safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is stored in or transmitted through their accounts can now display a “HIPAA Compliance Seal” on their web sites or in their email signatures/tag lines/disclaimers.

For example, your compliance seal may look like (click on it to see an example verification page):

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