How does HIPAA work with Digital Mail?

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a federal law that sets standards for protecting the privacy and security of personal health information. When it comes to digital mail, or electronic communication of personal health information, HIPAA requires that certain measures be taken to ensure that the information is protected from unauthorized access or disclosure. This may include using secure email protocols, encrypting email messages and attachments, and implementing strict access controls for email accounts and systems.

Organizations that handle personal health information, such as healthcare providers and insurers, must also have policies and procedures in place to govern the use and disclosure of personal health information via digital mail.

Onsite Management Group continues its focus on the growing HIPAA needs of the Digital Age.

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