16 May 2016

Understanding HIPAA: Enforcement, Encryption, and Documentation

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Email encryption is one of the strongest defenses that an organization can implement against data breaches brought on by the improper disclosure or distribution of medical records or protected health information (PHI). But without written policies and procedures governing the use of encryption services, these efforts mean next to nothing in the eyes of HIPAA auditors who have been redoubling their efforts to investigate non-compliance across the health... Read more...

07 Apr 2016

Does the New Era of Mega-Leaks Pose Reputational Risk to HIPAA Regulated Companies?

On Sunday, more than a hundred media outlets around the world, coordinated by the Washington, DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (“ICIJ”), released stories on the “Panama Papers”, which is an exposé of private client emails and other files.  More than 5 million emails and files were stolen from within the IT systems of the professional services firm Mossack Fonseca. World leaders and U.S. business... Read more...

30 May 2013

More than Data Encryption – The Overlooked HIPAA Benefits Unlock Permitted Cost Savings and Time Efficiencies

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People often view HIPAA as a burden – heightened regulatory enforcement related to data protection and privacy. It is. However, most overlook the efficiencies that HIPAA permits. With the right email encryption services, you can now move personal, private and protected information to electronic delivery. This typically creates cost savings in itself as much of this information is transmitted by fax and expensive courier services. Most are aware... Read more...

23 May 2013

Use of Electronic Signatures and Electronic Delivery for HIPAA-Required Patient and Beneficiary Authorizations, Notices and Acknowledgments

With the heightened enforcement environment related to HIPAA compliance, we thought it might be useful to post this 2008 article written by Jon Neiditz. Neiditz is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Atlanta office and co-leader of the Firm’s Information Management Practice. His practice focuses on his clients meeting the challenges of electronically stored and sent information. Read below… An Attempt to Clarify the... Read more...

13 Aug 2012

HIPAA Violations Hit Small Businesses

Small business are not ‘under the radar’ of government enforcement for HIPAA privacy and security rules. Not only is the government issuing meaningful fines to small businesses for non-compliance with these data privacy rules, they are explicitly stating that regardless of the size of the firm, whether a small physician’s office or insurance broker, they will hold everyone accountable. In May 2012, American Medical Association news staff reported... Read more...

30 May 2012

Physician Groups Turn to RPost for HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Signatures, and Registered Email Delivery Proof

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Be Well  Solutions, a wellness center, reports that they have used RPost with unquestionable success in terms of paper reduction, proof of compliance with HIPAA data privacy requirements, and proof of who sent what to whom and when. Dr. Michael Schechter, a physician and partner in Be Well Solutions, reports specific use of RPost to (a) encrypt messages for HIPAA compliance for correspondence to patients, participants, human resource departments,... Read more...

26 Sep 2011

RPost Registered Email® Message Overturns Denial of Insurance Coverage

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Denied Insurance Claim Later Approved Due to the Proof Records Returned by RPost’s Registered Email® Service Los Angeles, CA — September 26, 2011 — RPost®, the inventor of Registered Email® services, today released a video case study describing how The Graham Company – a leading Philadelphia-based insurance and benefits broker – deployed RPost services  with encryption options to solve the administrative burden imposed by many... Read more...

30 Aug 2011

What’s Specifically New with the RPost Comprehensive E-Signature Service Upgrade

We have been asked to lay out what specifically is new with regards to the August 20 electronic signature upgrade. This provides a quick summary: RPost electronic signature service upgrade builds upon key elements of RPost’s services: auditable proof of signoff, user simplicity, and advanced tracking and reporting of delivery, opening, and signoff events.  Specifically what is new are the following: Simplified methods of sending documents for... Read more...

21 Jun 2011

Clarifying the Use of Electronic Signatures and Electronic Delivery for HIPAA Requirements

RE: Required Patient and Beneficiary Authorizations, Notices and Acknowledgments My friends in the e-commerce world tell me that they continually run into representatives of HIPAA-covered organizations – usually providers – who maintain that HIPAA simply does not permit them to get electronic agreements to HIPAA authorizations or electronic acknowledgements of HIPAA privacy notices. I am happy to state emphatically that their belief is both false... Read more...

21 Jun 2011

More than Data Encryption – The Overlooked HIPAA Benefits

Unlock Permitted Cost Savings and Time Efficiencies People often view HIPAA as a burden – heightened regulatory enforcement related to data protection and privacy. It is. However, most overlook the efficiencies that HIPAA permits. With the right email encryption services, you can now move personal, private and protected information to electronic delivery. This typically creates cost savings in itself as much of this information is transmitted... Read more...