Email encryption is an addressable standard for HIPAA compliance, but that doesn’t mean it’s optional. When sending sensitive data via email, it should be protected with encryption. However, there are many ways to send a secure email message and HIPAA does not require the use of a specific method.
The two most common email encryption methods include SMTP TLS and Secure Portal Pick Up. This article will discuss the differences between them and provide guidance for what to use in a HIPAA compliance context.
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