New HIPAA Rules for Communicating with Patients by Unencrypted Email and Text Messages

Carla Erhartic

Overview: This webinar focuses on HIPAA Rules for transmitting informational email and text messages to patients over an electronic communications network. 

You will learn:

  • The information that makes a message subject to HIPAA
  • The "safe harbor" - How Health Care Providers may obtain consent from patients to send PHI in unencrypted email and unencrypted text messages and not be responsible for unauthorized access to the PHI in transmission or when received by the patient
  • What a Health Care Provider must do if a patient does not agree to receive PHI in unencrypted email or unencrypted text message
  • The requirements for a Business Associate to be able to communicate by email or text message with a patient on behalf of a Health Care Provider
  • How a Business Associate may protect itself from liability for violating HIPAA Rules about email and text messages in its Business Associate Agreement
  • What a Health Care Provider must do if a patient does not agree to receive PHI in unencrypted emails or text messages
  • How Health Care Providers and Business Associates may prove they are compliant with the HIPAA Rules through documentation
  • The Policies and Procedures Health Care Providers and Business Associates must have in place to comply with HIPAA Rules concerning communication with patients through email and text message.

To read full description and register, click on the link.  http://trak.mhupdates.com/email-html-permalink/nv/peId/26737/c/ReK0ZH/