HIPAA Compliance - The issue in healthcare today.
If you are in the healthcare industry, you likely know all about
HIPAA. It was passed in 1996 but the part that affects electronic communications
(email, etc.) went into effect in early 2003. This page is not designed to teach
you all about HIPAA, for that you can read
purpose of this page is to help you understand how using TrulyMail will help you
comply with Title II, specifically the privacy rule, of HIPAA.
The short version is that HIPAA requires healthcare professionals
(that is anyone with access to "protected health information" of patients) to
communicate protected health information securely so that nobody can intercept
it. After all, patients deserve to have their private information kept private.
Normal email is not private (at all). Anyone with even a little
technical experience can intercept your email messages and read everything you
send (including your attachments). To use email and still be HIPAA-compliant,
you must use some form of encryption.
Or you could just use encrypted TrulyMail messages. With any
encryption technology the receiver (for example, your patients) will need to
install some compatible software. As long as you are installing new software,
why not install software which solves so many other problems with email at the
Trying to guide your patients through installing encryption
software is not something you want to do (it is usually quite difficult). With
TrulyMail, all your patients have to do is download and install TrulyMail and
the rest is automatic.
TrulyMail will keep all of your communications confidential (and
your patients' information private). You will be "in compliance."