Biometric Identification – Security Risk or the New Reality?

Biometric Identification – Security Risk or the New Reality?

Just when you were getting used to placing your thumb or finger on the tiny button of your phone to login, mobile technology is changing once again. With the latest devices, they won’t unlock without facial recognition. 

If this kind of technology is available on something as common as our mobile devices, it’s only natural that we would integrate it into more sophisticated security practices.

Are You Breaching HIPAA While Texting Patients?

Are You Breaching HIPAA While Texting Patients?

Texting is no longer a fad; it’s a way of life. It’s one of the fastest, easiest ways to connect with the people most important to you. So naturally, it’s crept into the business world too. 

Why not text your clients and customers a quick message about an upcoming appointment? Why not answer messages with short answers? While that may be just part of doing business in some industries, it’s not quite as simple in the medical field.

Moving To Digital PHI: What About All Of That Paper?

Moving To Digital PHI: What About All Of That Paper?

Technology has changed the way we handle health information. What used to include piles of paperwork is now being digitally produced and stored. Personal health information (PHI) includes medical histories, lab tests and results, mental health evaluations, insurance information, and other data a medical professional deems vital to identify and keep on file for appropriate care.