Protected health information (PHI) is heavily regulated under HIPAA, but the exact details can be confusing. The regulations are designed to keep everyone’s private information safe, but they also put a significant amount of responsibility on businesses.
HIPAA regulations apply to just about every aspect of a person’s medical information, including their transit, storage and security. Because email is such an important and extensively-used form of communication, HIPAA regulations apply to it as well.
Some may think that secure and encrypted email is all you need to keep PHI safe and emails compliant. The reality is that HIPAA email regulations go above and beyond standard secure email. To protect your business, you need to make sure that your email provider is HIPAA-compliant, not just secure.
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