There’s a lot of challenges for any doctor who runs a private practice, from dealing with insurers for payment to making sure the printer has enough ink.
But one of the biggest challenges is realizing the benefits technology provides in an ethical way. Even something as simple as sending an email comes with legal and ethical obligations that practices need to consider.
That’s exactly what Katie McBride, Ph.D. did when she wanted to improve the efficiency of her communications with patients and other providers.
Katie McBride, Ph.D.
In today’s world, email is an essential part of business. That doesn’t change even though an industry may be regulated like healthcare.
Dr. Katherine Siamas understood that she could not let HIPAA regulations stand in the way of making sure she could get the most out of every part of her dermatology practice – including sending email. Although there were many vendors to choose from, Dr. Siamas chose Paubox because of its security and ease of use.
Dr. Katherine Siamas, MD, FAAD
After two weeks of comparing services between five different providers, Dr. Carrie Pritchard came to the conclusion that Paubox was the best HIPAA compliant email provider for her business.
“I can now feel comfortable that I’m protecting sensitive information in a way that’s easy for my customers,” said Dr. Pritchard. “They don’t need to get an access key before they can open an email from me. It’s as easy for them as it is for me.”
Dr. Carrie Pritchard, BCBA, LBA
Every doctor that owns their practice experiences the pain that comes with balancing day-to-day business operations and seeing patients.
To-do lists can pile up and range from balancing the books to paying for phone service.
Keeping up with the ever changing regulatory minefield of HIPAA, MACRA, and other acronyms only add to the stress.
For Spinal Diagnostics, that meant making sure email communications were also compliant. But the solutions they had found came with caveats of multiple steps for staff and the intended recipients of their email.Read more
Healthcare providers aren’t alone in dealing with the demands of protecting sensitive information and regulations like HIPAA.
That includes health insurance and benefits brokers like RD Benefit Consultants.
With all the information needed to find the best solutions and prices for their clients, RD Benefit Consultants knew they had to secure their email communications.Read more
Lifespan Psychiatric Consulting was doing all the right things in regards to making their communications HIPAA compliant, but like many private practices, was finding compliance to be a burden rather than a benefit.
The Portland based practice was using an email encryption vendor that used a portal to gate communications. But that meant recipients needed to take up to five extra steps just to view any messages. It also made the experience of reading email on a mobile device cumbersome.
However, it wasn’t just a user experience problem. Not being able to send and receive emails quickly and easily bogged down workflows.Read more
YTH has been a pioneer in engaging with youth using digital and social media, and has expanded to include other factors that impact health like cyber bullying, intimate partner violence and mental health.
One such innovative project is PrEPTECH, an online program and research study designed to support the uptake and adherence of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication to reduce HIV transmission, while allowing users to bypass many of the barriers related to stigma, discrimination, and access.
But in order to actually make the project successful, YTH needed a way to send notifications and email through the platform that was secure and HIPAA compliant.Read more
Like so many healthcare providers, concerns over patient privacy had made Centric Physicians cautious when adopting technology into their practice. The threat of compliance issues and the hassle of integration can often outweigh the benefits of using technology.
However, leaving secure communications to just phone and fax was becoming too inefficient and a solution needed to be found.
The team had been using regular email for communication that didn’t contain private health information. So they understood making email HIPAA compliant could improve operations.Read more
Level Therapy puts user experience first in its secure email communications
Telemedicine and mobile healthcare apps are two of the fastest growing niches in the digital health space.
But even the most cutting-edge healthtech startup needs to make sure they are meeting regulations like HIPAA.
Level Therapy found themselves in the familiar position of growing their business and needing to make sure they were protecting their clients’ data as well as being compliant.
To meet that challenge, they sought out encryption companies who could meet their business needs without compromising their user experience.Read more
Southwest Autism & Behavioral Solutions gets better email security, storage and support
For any business, growth is always a key goal, but with that comes growing pains. For Southwest Autism & Behavioral Solutions, a particular pain point came in the form of their email server.
Their email server was outsourced and the hosting company they were using had storage that was insufficient for the growing social services provider.Read more
RLH Insurance & Benefits, LLC finds an easier way to send encrypted email
At some point in their life, everyone will have had to fill out forms to start coverage for health insurance. Those forms require you to input protected health information in order to obtain coverage, and rightfully so.
But, that means even insurance brokers need to make sure their electronic communications are secure.Read more
Ellis Oral Surgery uses new technology to improve operations
The team at Ellis Oral Surgery is always looking for ways to make their processes more efficient in order to keep their focus on delivering a superior patient experience.
That meant looking for ways to use technology to boost their practice operations.
After trying to use a file sharing system and a portal based communication system, the team was still looking for better options.Read more
IM Billing Gains Comprehensive HIPAA Compliant Email
Hospitals, doctors and other healthcare providers aren’t the only entities that need to make sure their communications are HIPAA compliant. There are thousands of other companies who work behind the scenes to make sure that the healthcare industry keeps running. One of those companies is IM Billing, which provides payment services for physicians.Read more
Developmental Center of the Ozarks Selects Paubox as its Email Encryption Provider
After months of researching and vetting email encryption vendors, the Developmental Center of the Ozarks (DCO) selected Paubox to secure their email. The DCO chose Paubox due to its military grade end-to-end encryption and its ease of use and setup.Read more
Scholar’s App protects their applicants and organizations with Paubox
Traven Watase founded Scholar’s App when he realized that the scholarship application process had a two-sided problem. Not only did students have a need to find and apply for scholarships, selection committees have problem sorting through applications to find the most qualified applicants.
Watase needed to be sure that he was protecting the sensitive personal information applicants and organizations were entrusting in Scholar’s App. To solve the problem, Watase turned to Paubox Encrypted Email.Read more
The potential threat of data breaches has become a reality for many businesses who work in regulated industries and deal with sensitive client information. Christina Day Insurance Services’ concern for their clients’ data led them to seek out ways to secure their communications and led them to Paubox.
“Paubox solved our problem by encrypting both incoming and outgoing emails which meets HIPAA compliance,” said Christina Day. “Our business can now send emails and documents over the internet with confidence, knowing that it is secure and compliant.”Read more
Synapsii is an e-Learning company that supports Medical Practices and is held to same standards in regards to HIPAA compliance. Their problem was finding a way to make the e-Learning experience as user friendly and helpful as possible without adding complex layers of security.Read more
The Caregiver Foundation must frequently exchange sensitive information through emails to both 3rd party agencies and field staff. They were in need of a system that would be able to deliver HIPAA compliant encryption while still being functionally easy to use for both the sender and the receiver.Read more
Hookele Health Navigators increases productivity and gains HIPAA compliant email for entire staff.Read more