Telehealth and Establishing HIPPA compliant Messaging Services

Curated by Paul Helmick

I’m a Technology CEO and Experienced Entrepreneur. I love helping people use technology to grow their business. 

  • Telehealth has grown in popularity with the growing reliability of both video chat and instant internet chat options, despite having existed as a telephone-based service since 1989
  • HIPAA-compliant messaging solutions are becoming more popular among generations that spend more time typing conversations via phone or computer than physically talking on the phone
  • In a world where people are generally short on time and where doctors offices are often booked months in advance, a telehealth live chat or video encounter is becoming the most convenient and valuable way to handle common illnesses and minor injuries
  • When HIPAA (US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) went into effect, it became essential that all Protected Health Information be shared only with need-to-know health providers in a very specific way on computers that ensured data security
  • For this reason, telehealth providers must seek out HIPAA-compliant messaging solutions and other technology that meets their stringent security requirements
  • Messaging solutions are increasingly diverse in their implementation, and avoiding penalties for non-compliance with HIPAA make it well worth the effort to understand the needs for your system
  • Here is a Download of a  Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Chat to learn more about choosing a secure, compliant messaging solution.

 

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