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SecureForm FormBuilder v2.0 Released

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

FormBuilder v2.0 has just been released.  FormBuilder allows users of all skill levels to create and host secure web-based forms that are tightly integrated with the SecureForm form data processing, storage, and delivery service.

FormBuilder v2.0 includes a number of highly requested enhancements.  These include:

  1. Drag-and-drop form building
  2. Responsive design, including:
    1. Responsively sized form fields and tables
    2. Bootstrap-based responsive grids
  3. Simplified user interface
  4. Easy inclusion of Bootstrap and jQuery UI libraries

FormBuilder 2.0’s changes are also forward looking.  It is designed so that it will be easy to add more “drag-and-drop” interface elements and common JavaScript libraries in the future.  And we have lots of great ideas in mind here!

FormBuilder Overview Video

If you would like a tour of using FormBuilder, we have prepared a video.

Does my patient intake form need to be HIPAA compliant?

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

 

Our latest “Ask Erik” question involves questioning when web-based patient-intake forms need to be HIPAA compliant:

B.G. asks:

“Do we need to be HIPAA compliant if our intake forms have patient name, birthday, and address, but no social security number or other insurance information?”

The short answer is “YES“.

You need to be concerned about HIPAA compliance when you ask or send identifiable health information.  It is perhaps not surprising, but “identifiable” is a really broad concept.

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Is a “Click Here to Agree” checkbox really legally binding?

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Your web site order form or registration form comes complete with terms and conditions.  What is the best way to have the user see and agree with these terms?  Ultimately, you want the user’s agreement to be legally binding so that if there should ever be an issue, you are protected.  Is it good enough to have the user check an agreement checkbox?  Do you have to do more?  Do you have to be sure that the user actually reads the terms?

These questions come up all of the time and righty are a cause for concern.  Just because other web sites do it “one way” does not necessarily make that way right for you or best for you.  In this article, we will tackle the how the different choices you make in getting user agreement translate (or don’t translate) into binding contractual relationships.*

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Anti-virus scanning for files uploaded through your Web forms with SecureForm

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

If you have a web form that allows end users to upload files, then you may be placing yourself at risk.  End users can upload virus-laden files or malware through these forms.  Opening such files can place your computer at risk — especially if your computer does not itself have real-time anti-virus scanning enabled, that scanning software is old or not well designed, or it is not updating itself frequently.

LuxSci SecureForm form data processing now automatically scans all uploaded files for viruses in real time.  If a virus or malware is detected, the form submission will be automatically blocked.  Current SecureForm users are automatically protected by this service.

Defense in depth is an important security measure.  Multiple barriers, multiple scans, and multiple checks all help to protect your systems.  If you are accepting arbitrary files over the Internet, have them scanned immediately on upload.  Have them scanned again when you access them using your own computer’s anti-virus system.  We are in the days where viruses do not just slow down your computer, they encrypt and lock away all of your data and/or put your identity up for sale.  You need to take as many precautions as possible to minimize your possible exposure to threats and the risk to your business.

Embedding SecureForms into WordPress using an iframe

Monday, March 14th, 2016

WordPress is an incredibly popular Web site management and blogging platform.  Customers inquire of LuxSci frequently about the best way to add forms to their WordPress pages and posts.  Not just any forms — complex forms that can be HIPAA-compliant and which can submit data securely through SecureForm.

There are numerous options here.  The two most popular are GravityForms and embedding forms with an iframe.  GravityForms is popular and very cool, but not free.  Also as GravityForms is complex and really wants to manage all of your form data itself (insecurely), integration with SecureForm is limited:

  • Multiple forms on the same page can be tricky
  • Ink Signatures can not be captured
  • File uploads can not be captured

Another alternative, which is free as it is included with your SecureForm service, is to:

  1. Build your form with SecureForm FormBuilder
  2. Embed this form into your WordPress page or post using an iframe

What is an “iframe?”  it is a tool that allows you embed one Web page within another Web page.  When you build a form with FormBuilder — that form is automatically saved and hosted securely for you and you are provided with the Web site address (URL) for that form.  All you need to do is to “insert” that hosted form into your WordPress page/post and you are all set.  All FormBuilder features are then also supported: Ink Signatures, file uploads, geolocation, etc.

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