Is Whatsapp a HIPAA compliant telemedicine software?

Healthcare professionals have recently increased their efforts to provide patients with remote consultations and HIPAA compliant messaging. Some have turned to WhatsApp, a cross-platform messaging and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service that allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other […]

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Is Zoom a HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Software?

According to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed on March 18th, 2020, congress requires payers to cover telehealth visits (with health care providers) that relate to COVID-19 testing, treatment, and consultations during the public health emergency. Reimbursement for telehealth solutions during this time is being provided for all patients, not only those with Medicare. […]

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Is Your Healthcare Patient Portal HIPAA Compliant?

What Is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects patients’ privacy by limiting access to PHI  (Protected Health Information) and governing acceptable use of their health data. The HIPAA Privacy Rule is composed of national regulations for the use and disclosure of PHI in healthcare treatment, payment, and operations by covered entities.  […]

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Create An ADA Compliant Healthcare Mobile App, Website Or Patient Portal

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress in 1990 to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. ADA is stringent and has a very comprehensive scope. The reality is that the vast majority of websites, patient portals, and mobile apps in healthcare are often not accessible to people with disabilities. We suggest speaking […]

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CCPA, Does It Apply To Your Healthcare Business?

If you’re considering building a CCPA patient portal you must ask yourself: Is my patient engagement company CCPA compliant? If not, your business may be at risk. Discover exactly what CCPA is and if it applies to your healthcare business.  What is CCPA compliance? The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a state statute intended […]

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HIPAA Compliant Web Hosting For Security and Development

Most HIPAA compliant cloud hosting services don’t do a very good job of making considerations for the application or website they’re hosting. This creates a disconnect between developers and systems administrators, putting more pressure on the system administrators to customize the environment to support the software, which they likely don’t understand perfectly. This also creates […]

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Understanding mobile app HIPAA compliance

According to a 2015 Statista study, approximately 81 percent of doctors use their smartphones for professional purposes. And the results of another study revealed that 64 percent percent of doctors surveyed use text messaging to send and receive patient data among colleagues, such as patient diagnoses, test results, and medical advice. There’s no question that […]

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Interesting Facts About HIPAA Compliant Patient Portals That You Probably Didn’t Know

More and more health organizations are implementing publicly-exposed web technologies containing Protected Health Information (PHI) which are subject to the laws of HIPAA. Common examples of such systems include Electronic Health Record (EHR), web portal, Patient Portal and mHealth solutions. When those systems become integrated, PHI must travel from one platform to the other – […]

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HIPAA and Healthcare Applications, Part 3 of 3: What You Need to Know About Data Transfer

We’ve come to the final installment of our three-part series decoding the Security Rule section of HIPAA in connection with healthcare application development. This rule’s detailed guidance on the degree to which the transmission and storage of electronic protected health information (ePHI) must be kept safe makes it especially relevant to patient portal and mHealth […]

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HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Applications, Part 2 of 3: What You Need to Know About Audits In Healthcare

This is the second part of our three-part series discussing the Security Rule section of HIPAA compliant messaging in healthcare application development. Here, we’ll go over what needs to be audited and what is considered an appropriate level of auditing. Our previous post on user authentication decodes the Security Rule as it applies to patient […]

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