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LuxSci’s 2016 Advancements – The Year in Review

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

LuxSci has been really busy in 2016!  Besides migrating customers from McAfee due to the “end of life” of their filtering and archival services, keeping up with the changing security landscape, and replacing our Enterprise Server Environment with a newer, faster, more scalable, and more secure private cloud, LuxSci has been hard at work adding new features and extending existing services in the directions most requested by our customers.  Here are some of the highlights.

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Infographic: Texting in healthcare – a not-so-simple exchange

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Sending text messages between health care providers and patients is incredibly common but it is also generally a violation of HIPAA.  See: To Text of Not To Text.  Texting and healthcare.  This infographic covers when texting occurs and where the risk arises.

Texting in healthcare – a not-so-simple exchange

Texting in healthcare - a not-so-simple exchange

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Unsecured Text Messaging = Willful Neglect

Monday, March 30th, 2015

We have come across this scenario a number of times:

  1. Hospital knows that doctors are texting ePHI
  2. Hospital makes and informs of policies against it
  3. People are doing it anyway and Hospital management / IT staff know it
  4. Since a policy is in place, the infractions to the policy are ignored

This is willful neglect, folks.  This is the kind of thing that will come back to bite you and leave a serious wound.  Just having a policy does not protect your organization from infractions of that policy.  If you know (or even suspect) that infractions may be occurring, you are required to take action.

In a 2014 survey on Physician’s At-work texting habits (in Telemedicine and e-Health), researchers found:

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