Email in general is not secure. There is no reliable way to know that the person receiving the email is the intended recipient. Medical providers are required to inform patients that they should expect no privacy as it relates to using the practice’s insecure email. So, when it comes to discussing diagnoses and treatments for patients, you need to be aware that general email has no guarantee of privacy.
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iMarsmed offers a simple and easy-to-use notification and messaging system optimized for maximum security and privacy.
In a medical office, data privacy and security involves storing patient files in locked cabinets where they can be physically secured and visibly monitored at all times. When you store patient information and records online, you must provide certain precautions in order to maintain the same security and privacy guaranteed each patient.
While HIPAA permits patient records to be transmitted over the Internet, doctors and healthcare facilities should insist on a service that offers file encryption, authentication and password protection in order to secure the information. Although HIPAA does not require online data storage services to have encryption, it does require that patient information be adequately protected and accessible only to authorized persons. Finally, sensitive patient information and documents must be protected from any unauthorized persons or any former employees after they have left or been terminated.