HIPAA and Text Messaging

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Under the Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (HIPAA) healthcare providers must maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all ePHI created and transmitted by a covered entity.

But what about text messaging? Do text messages fall under HIPAA or Civil Rights laws?

In this episode of the CodeCast Podcast, Terry addresses how texting, as a form of communicating ePHI, can put a practice at some level of risk.

She also shares some safeguards you can put into play now to protect your practice.

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