Tag Archives: HIPAA

HIPAA Compliance, an In-depth Overview

There are four HIPAA rules any one working with ePHI should know about.  They are: 1. HIPAA Privacy Rule 2. HIPAA Security Rule 3. HIPAA Enforcement Rule 4. HIPAA Breach Notification Rule The HIPAA Privacy Rule The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies […]

Internet Security, a Daily Concern

Yesterday, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hacked into Skype and Microsoft’s twitter account.  The twitter feed read, “Don’t use Microsoft emails (hotmail,outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to governments.”  The same post also appeared on Microsoft’s twitter feed.  Both were swiftly removed.  In a statement today, Skype representatives said, “No user […]

SecureVideo For Any Professional

Did you know that SecureVideo.com is not just for people in the medical field that need to abide by HIPAA laws? The truth is, anyone looking for an easy, secure, low-cost video conferencing connection could use SecureVideo.  Our meetings are peer-to-peer.   That means your video session isn’t routed through any servers and it can’t be […]

Avoiding Migraines Resulting from Changes in Barometric Pressure

So…what do Migraine Headaches induced by Barometric Pressure have to do with SecureVideo.com? A lot, if you’re a clinician who suffers from these nasty pressure-induced Migraines, and you’re considering relocating away from your client base. I was recently talking to one of our new clinicians, and we discovered that we both happen to suffer from […]

What is a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement, and Why Do I Need One?

If your practice is currently using a medical teleconferencing service (telemed), or if you are considering using one, you should know that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and the recently-finalized (March 2013) Rules promulgated thereunder, consider the provider of such service to be a “business associate.” HIPAA defines a business […]

Skype and Microsoft: a HIPAA nightmare

SecureVideo.com Heise Security, a top German internet security firm, has done some research that will be somewhat frightening to Skype users, especially those who believe their Skype sessions retain any promise of privacy. A recent H-online article detailed research showing that Microsoft servers are programmed to visit HTTPS (SSL) URLs typed into the Skype instant […]