We count medical laboratories among our many customers. They process lab tests for doctors and send the results to the patients via email.
Medical laboratories, while sometimes not HIPAA covered entities themselves, are Business Associates with Hospitals and doctors who are required to abide by HIPAA. By the “transitive” nature of the HIPAA privacy laws, such Business Associates must take pains to abide by HIPAA security and privacy standards, protecting patient data, and ensuring confidentiality.
In order to send patients their results via email, these labs must use a HIPAA-complaint system that can send email to anyone with an email address.
This post describes how one large medical lab uses LuxSci’s SecureLine to safely deliver lab results to 1000s people every day.
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