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Secure e-mail communications

By MaryWeilage Editor ·
What steps has your organization taken to secure e-mail communications? Are these actions a result of required compliance with regulations, an overall security strategy, or another reason? Share your thoughts about ensuring e-mail security, as discussed in the June 8 edition of the Healthcare IT e-newsletter.

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Due to HIPAA

by JimHM In reply to Secure e-mail communicati ...

We are under HIPAA regs, we have established a process where we host provide/member Email site.

Emails are stored on local servers and messages are not sent over the internet, they are stored encryted. The providers and/or members - logs into the site with Userid/password - besides a normal portal they have a private email, that can send messages and receive messages, but PHI messages can't be forward - copied or pasted, they can be printed.

By hosting this - we saved establishing and maintaining +1.5 million PKI or other encryption methodologies passwords. Hosting saved 3 FTE's - alone.

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