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LuxSci is Offering Free Secure Email During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

High Volume COVID-19 Test Results Communicated Quickly and Securely

See press release from April 23, 2020.

The evolving COVID-19 pandemic continues to place extreme strain on healthcare services and diagnostic labs needing to communicate critical information, such as test results, quickly and efficiently.  These organizations are nevertheless still constrained by HIPAA regulations. LuxSci is extending its offer for free HIPAA-compliant emailing services through October 1st, 2020 to help them cope with these demands and to speed time-sensitive communications.  Interested organizations may apply at our website: LuxSci COVID-19.

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LuxSci’s CEO, Erik Kangas, stressed the importance of secure email for medical test results:

“Email communication sounds mundane, but right now it can literally save lives and help us bootstrap our way back to normal more safely.  As the country starts to open up and we struggle to socially distance, knowing your results days or hours sooner may be the difference between attending an event or staying home. As I watch friends and family fall sick and fear for others, I realize that this is one unique way that we can make a small but important difference.  LuxSci is one of the few companies that has positioned itself to provide high volumes of truly HIPAA-compliant email.”

High volumes of testing and retesting will continue through the foreseeable future, thus leading to an urgent need to deliver test results to increasingly large numbers of people in a timely and secure manner.  Use of email for health care communications supports this. It’s instantaneous and ubiquitous. Even with the advent of “instant COVID-19 testing,” lab-based testing remains crucial as it provides the most accurate data about infection.

LuxSci is providing its HIPAA-compliant transactional email service free to any organization delivering COVID-19-related health or safety information. (Some restrictions may apply.)  Services are available to testing labs as well as healthcare organizations of any size: those with modest needs (up 25,000 messages/month) and high-capacity needs (millions of messages per month).  Typical pricing for these services ranges from $100/month to well over $1000/month, depending on the volume.

Interested organizations may apply by visiting our website: LuxSci Covid-19.

 


(Previous content: March 13th, 2020 – See Press Release)

In response to the US declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency, LuxSci is offering companies the ability to send free High Volume HIPAA-compliant health/safety-related email securely, free of charge, until July 1st, 2020.

CEO Erik Kangas said,

“Communication during the COVID-19 emergency is essential, and LuxSci wants to help. That’s why, starting immediately, we are offering eligible companies the ability to share vital information with their employees and consumers free of charge. We hope the six-month window will be generous enough for this health emergency to resolve out of crisis mode and into maintenance mode.”

He added,

“We are providing accounts for sending up to 25,000 emails per month to smaller organizations with modest needs.  For larger organizations, who may need to send into the millions of messages each month, we are providing free dedicated server sending solutions.”  Both solutions are free through July 1st.   With CoronaVirus fears taking hold, the need for secure communication is in unprecedented demand. Our goal is to help protect personal information from predation during this crisis and to facilitate the fast, secure communication of critical information, such as medical testing results.  If we can give companies and consumers one less thing to worry about, this is the right thing to do.”

LuxSci’s HIPAA-compliant email solutions enable companies to send PHI and other sensitive information during mission-critical or sensitive sending scenarios.

This promotion is available to all new eligible US clients; terms and conditions apply.  Existing customers who have a similar need can also apply.

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HIPAA-Compliance eBook Series

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

 

LUXSCI RELEASES FREE HIPAA-COMPLIANCE EBOOK SERIES

New series further explains secure email, texting, websites, web forms and email marketing.

BOSTON, MA – May 30, 2017 – LuxSci (www.luxsci.com), the HIPAA-compliant Internet and Email Security experts, have just released their 3-part eBook series on HIPAA-compliant communications, aimed at healthcare organizations in need of additional information to help them better understand the methods and technologies available for safeguarding their practice and protecting patient privacy.

In the first eBook, “HIPAA-Compliant Email Basics”, LuxSci discusses HIPAA and ePHI, the provisions of the HIPAA email security rule, risk analysis and the need for encryption, and take a closer look at Gmail and Google Apps.

The next eBook, “HIPAA-Compliant Website Basics”, defines what is required from HIPAA-compliant websites, website hosting, and web forms.

The final eBook, “HIPAA-Compliant Bulk Emailing Basics”, is a technical guide to email marketing and outlines best practices for list maintenance, large-scale sending strategies, IP reputation challenges, SPF and DKIM considerations, and HIPAA-compliance specifics.

Erik Kangas, Ph.D. and CEO of LuxSci says, “Online communications technologies are pervasive and they can really help a healthcare organization stay current and engaged.  Understanding the technologies, the risks, and the best practices are the first steps to getting started in a productive, compliant, and profitable direction.  These eBooks provide a great deal of guidance, enabling you to get started quickly.“

To download these free eBooks and find out how LuxSci can help with HIPAA compliance, click here.

Press Release: How To Text and Remain HIPAA-compliant

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

WESTWOOD, MA, March 15, 2016 — LuxSci® announces the recent launch of SecureText, a unique solution to concerns about HIPAA-compliant text messaging, and an important step to safeguard and secure electronic patient health information (ePHI).

Communicating through text message is a convenience to which we have grown rapidly accustomed. However, sending unsecured texts places healthcare providers and patients at risk in several ways: (1) ePHI-laden messages are not always encrypted during transmission or storage; (2) anyone with access to a recipient’s phone or stored messages can view ePHI-laden messages; (3) and some ePHI-laden text messages travel through organizations which lack required HIPAA Business Associate Agreements. Additionally, since healthcare providers are required to obtain and maintain consent from patients for texting – providers must ensure that patients are adequately educated on the risks associated with sending ePHI via text and presented with secure alternatives to insecure texting.

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