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Have You Implemented Appropriate Safeguards to Protect Your Healthcare Organization Against Hefty Fines?
When it comes to HIPAA compliance, regulations are becoming stricter than ever before. Do you allow your staff members to send protected health information (PHI) via email? If so, it’s fundamental to ensure you’re taking precautions to safeguard PHI sent and received via email.
Colorado Computer Support specializes in serving healthcare organizations in Colorado Springs. We offer email security services to help you comply with HIPAA regulations while ensuring you’re able to provide the highest quality of care and confidentiality to your patients. To learn more, give us a call at 719.439.0599 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While HIPAA regulations don’t necessarily prohibit healthcare organizations to send PHI via email or communicate via email with patients, HIPAA regulations do require appropriate safeguards in place to:
As penalties for data breaches continue to evolve, fines are becoming larger and notification requirements are becoming more stringent; and as a result, your healthcare organization must ensure appropriate safeguards are in place prior to sending PHI via email. So what safeguards should be implemented? Here’s a few examples:
These safeguards will protect your healthcare organization against hefty fines resulting from email breach penalties. Now you’re probably wondering, “what are the penalties for unsecured emails?” There are 4 tiers of civil penalties, depending on the severity of the breach:
Looking to utilize email for sending and receiving PHI? Colorado Computer Support can help you implement appropriate safeguards to prevent a costly data breach! To learn more, give us a call at 719.439.0599 or send us an email at email@example.com.
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