Is Jotform HIPAA Compliant?

Jotform is an online application that allows users to build a wide variety of forms and other documents for their organizations. The app features an extensive list of templates to give users a headstart on their project or inspiration for something that they need more customized. One of their featured categories is HIPAA forms. But is Jotform HIPAA compliant? HIPAA Compliance of [...]

2022-11-30T16:48:11-05:00November 28th, 2022|

Can Patients Request Medical Records?

There was a time when getting a copy of your medical records was a hit-or-miss proposition. Depending on your health history and how your provider documented it, a complete medical file could be inches thick or just a few pages. The healthcare provider had much control over how much you would be permitted to access or if you could access it at all. [...]

2022-11-23T13:26:20-05:00November 21st, 2022|

Is Smartsheet HIPAA Compliant?

Smartsheet is one of those nearly indispensable little tools that make life easier for companies trying to manage large projects involving many people, such as implementing a new Electronic Health Record system. The software allows task assignment and tracking, posting of updates, and aids collaboration and work management. Many users do agree that it’s pretty helpful, but is Smartsheet HIPAA compliant? What [...]

2022-11-17T17:05:04-05:00November 18th, 2022|

HIPAA and eCommerce: What You Need to Know

There are a ton of eCommerce sites you can use to host your online store. You probably already know that your eCommerce store must be PCI compliant, but have you considered HIPAA? If your goods or services are intended for patients and require patient information to be input for a purchase, the eCommerce platform you use to host your store must be HIPAA compliant. What is [...]

2022-11-18T17:42:43-05:00November 9th, 2022|

Is VSee HIPAA Compliant?

VSee is a telehealth solution with an impressive background, including being the service used by astronauts on the International Space Station. As notable as that accomplishment is, we must ask the question, is VSee HIPAA compliant? What Makes a Software Tool HIPAA Compliant? When it comes to software, there are specific indications of the tool’s HIPAA compliance. Software HIPAA compliance really boils [...]

2022-11-10T15:32:31-05:00November 7th, 2022|

Limiting PHI Exposure with HIPAA Access Management and Controls

Healthcare organizations regularly handle patient information and must take precautions to safeguard sensitive data. Implementing HIPAA access controls and having an access management system reduces the likelihood of unauthorized access to protected health information (PHI). Access management is also one of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ten recommended cybersecurity best practices. What is HIPAA Access Management?  HIPAA access management [...]

2022-10-21T12:56:47-04:00October 19th, 2022|

Should You Consider a HIPAA Compliant Virtual Assistant?

As healthcare practices continue to struggle to find qualified staff, one option to consider is a virtual assistant. It may sound complicated, but it’s an expansion of services that has been around for quite a while. We will explore two questions: is it possible to have a HIPAA compliant virtual assistant, and is it right for you? What is a HIPAA Compliant [...]

2022-10-21T12:56:48-04:00October 17th, 2022|

Another Delay Sought for Cures Act Information Blocking Rule

With an October 6, 2022 deadline looming, a group of hospitals and medical associations is making a last-minute plea for HHS to delay the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Rule for one more year. Passed as part of the 21st Century Cures Act in 2016, the rule is intended to encourage innovation in medical research and expand patients' [...]

2022-10-03T11:32:45-04:00September 30th, 2022|

What to Look for in HIPAA Compliant Fax

When HIPAA was signed into law in 1996, modernizing and streamlining medical records access goals were part of the primary focus of the law. That same year, it became possible to send faxes over the internet. Today you’re more likely to see old-style telephone fax machines in a museum than in an office. Internet faxing (or efaxing) has become the preferred choice for most businesses. [...]

2022-09-29T15:29:05-04:00September 28th, 2022|