ExpiredIs Your Organization HIPAA Compliant with Text Messaging & Emails?

  • February 7, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The trend with today’s health care professionals is instant information by utilizing text and emails. Text messaging and emails are a fast, convenient way to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, patients and families. Is your staff putting the agency at risk by sending Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) unencrypted? Are you confident clinical staff and aides are following HIPAA guidelines when communicating information electronically? Staff needs to understand The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act requirements. In addition, many Accountable Care Organization’s (ACOs) and elder service contracts (ASAPs) are requiring encryption practices. Discussed will be the difference between professional and patient communications and implementing best practices.


  1. Discuss necessary policies meet HIPAA security requirements
  2. Learn the difference between SMS texting and secure texting
  3. Identify safeguards to teach staff to achieve HIPAA compliance
  4. Identify the correct way to respond to patient emails

Speaker: Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, HCDS-D, ACE, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer President & CEO, JLU Health Record Systems


Printable Registration Flyer: HIPAA Compliant Flyer2.7.19

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