HIPAA Guide For Email And File Protection

Ensure Compliance and Maintain Patient Privacy

Published March 2021

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As modern medicine evolves to value-based care models, healthcare providers and other organizations face a crucial dilemma in keeping protected health information (PHI) private while still making it easily accessible. Although the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created to modernize health IT and safeguard patient privacy, it can be complex to navigate.

Healthcare providers and other organizations—such as schools and HR departments—often need to share PHI via email and files, yet they struggle to maintain protection and control in porous cloud environments. Understanding HIPAA’s key technical safeguards in relation to common PHI sharing workflows is the first step to overcoming compliance challenges.

Download this guide to learn how to securely share data through your existing workflows—like email— while ensuring patient privacy and maintaining HIPAA compliance.

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