Understanding HIPAA: Enforcement, Encryption, and Documentation

May 16, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Email encryption is one of the strongest defenses that an organization can implement against data breaches brought on by the improper disclosure or distribution of medical records or protected health information (PHI). But without written policies and procedures governing the use of encryption services, these efforts mean next to nothing in the eyes of HIPAA auditors who have been redoubling their efforts to investigate non-compliance across the health care industry. For exampl [...]

HIPAA Violations Hit Small Businesses

August 13, 2012 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Small business are not ‘under the radar’ of government enforcement for HIPAA privacy and security rules. Not only is the government issuing meaningful fines to small businesses for non-compliance with these data privacy rules, they are explicitly stating that regardless of the size of the firm, whether a small physician’s office or insurance broker, they will hold everyone accountable. In May 2012, American Medical Association news staff reported that a small cardiac surg [...]

Physician Groups Turn to RPost for HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Signatures, and Registered Email Delivery Proof

May 30, 2012 / in Blog, General / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Be Well  Solutions, a wellness center, reports that they have used RPost with unquestionable success in terms of paper reduction, proof of compliance with HIPAA data privacy requirements, and proof of who sent what to whom and when. Dr. Michael Schechter, a physician and partner in Be Well Solutions, reports specifi [...]

Use of Electronic Signatures for HIPAA Compliant Requirements

June 21, 2011 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Importance of HIPAA Compliant for Electronic Signatures in Standardizing Electronic Health Care Transactions. RE: Required Patient and Beneficiary Authorizations, Notices and Acknowledgments My friends in the e-commerce world tell me that they continually run into representatives of HIPAA-covered organizations – usually providers – who maintain that HIPAA simply does not permit them to [...]

The Advantages of HIPAA Compliance

June 21, 2011 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Unlock Permitted Cost Savings and Time Efficiencies People often view HIPAA as a burden – heightened regulatory enforcement related to data protection and privacy. It is. However, most overlook the efficiencies that HIPAA permits. With the right email encryption services, you can now move personal, private and protected information to electronic delivery. This typically creates cost savings in itself as much of this information is transmitted by fax and expensive [...]

Electronic Signatures & Electronic Delivery for HIPAA Authorizations, Notices and Acknowledgments

November 18, 2010 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The following article, written by Jon Neidiz, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Atlanta office and co-leader of the Firm’s Information Management Practice, is a useful short summary for those considering HIPAA privacy issues in the context of email – and RMail’s email encryption service. Key to using email encryption for compliance with regulations is ensuring that the sender organization has an auditable proof record of compliance – the focus of RMail’s email enc [...]