As a mental health professional, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about how you should encrypt your email communications with clients. This is true, with some caveats.
With growing frequency, vendors market their software, devices, and services as “HIPAA Compliant”. This feeds into the mistaken belief that such beasts exist. It’s somewhat understandable.
If you are a user of Gmail, you may have noticed something new recently. A small red padlock has been mysteriously appearing on some of the emails you are receiving or composing.
Ever since the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA or Obamacare) was passed in 2010, people have been speculating as to how it would impact mental health providers in private practice.
In carrying out these tasks, it’s important to be mindful since there are legal and ethics implications. To ensure proper conversion, recall these two key terms: Verify and Backup Remotely.