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Paubox Weekly: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants our seventh patent

Paubox Weekly: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants our seventh patent

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1. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants our seventh patent

US Patent and Trademark Office grants our seventh patent

Last month the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted us our seventh patent.

The details: Our latest patent (US11856001B2) was awarded on 26 December 2023.

Why patents? Our mission is to become the market leader for HIPAA compliant communication. Our expanding patent portfolio is a data point supporting that ambition.

A method for secure email communication



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2. How to comply with Google's new email sender guidelines

How to comply with Googles new email sender guidelines

Google and Yahoo both announced updated requirements for sending more than 5000 messages daily. These new standards will go into effect on February 1st, 2024.

In the know: To comply with the new sender rules, set up DMARC by publishing a DMARC record for your domain.

How to set up DMARC



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3. Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship winter networking event (2023)


Last month we held our fourth annual winter networking event for the Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship.

Why it matters: The Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship encourages Native Hawaiians to pursue careers in STEM.

Who showed up: Nine of our 32 scholarship recipients attended, along with 80 other advisors, customers, prospective customers, friends, and even a few prospective scholarship recipients.

Connecting recipients to our professional network



4. New York medical center faces hefty fine for privacy violations

New York medical center faces hefty fine for privacy violations2

New York-Presbyterian Hospital recently agreed to pay a $300,000 fine to state regulators for allegedly using tracking technology in its patient portal and website

What happened: NYP used third-party tools on their websites to track visitor information for marketing purposes. These third parties tracked IP addresses and information about what they were researching.

HHS has warned against using web trackers



5. What are potential biases in healthcare algorithms?

What are potential biases in healthcare algorithms

Healthcare algorithms analyze medical data to aid clinical decision-making, diagnosis, and treatment planning.

Going deeper: These algorithms are susceptible to various biases that inadvertently reinforce existing healthcare disparities.

Missing data or implicit bias?



Community links

  • NYS clinic fined $450K and ordered to spend $1.2M on security measures. Link
  • HealthEC data breach impacts 4.5 million patients. Link
  • HIPAA Violations in email communication. Link
  • Does typing 'SECURE' in the subject line encrypt the email? Link
  • How does forensic analysis contribute to cybersecurity? Link
  • SEO poisoning and HIPAA compliance. Link
  • Transformative Healthcare experiences large data breach. Link
  • What is data accessibility in healthcare? Link
  • What is a drive-by download attack? Link
  • A guide to user authentication and HIPAA compliance. Link


Good reads from around the web

  • Uses, disclosures, and HIPAA compliance - disclosure of patient information to news outlet. Link
  • 2024 HIPAA predictions and emerging compliance trends. Link
  • The most critical elements of the FTC’s health breach rulemaking. Link
  • 5 cybersecurity trends to watch in 2024. Link
  • What cyber security measures do charities need in 2024? Link


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