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Tutorial: How to Encrypt ePHI with 7zip

7zip is a free archive utility that allows you to encrypt electronic protected health information (ePHI). One of the neat features of the program is that it allows you to create a type of file called

Safeguarding Sensitive Information

Patient medical records may often contain information that is specifically protected by HIPAA and requires additional caution when releasing. What is sensitive information? HIV/AIDS test results, ment

Meaningful Use (Electronic Release) v. ROI

Many of our client medical providers have reached out to us for guidance on how to tackle one of the Core Measures of Meaningful Use (MU). The Core Measure in question relates to the release of electr

How Can You Email PHI Securely?

How many times have you heard from an attorney or other requester, “Can you send the records to my email? Don’t worry, we have secure email.” What does that mean and what about HIPAA? In short,