HIPAA Compliant Encrypted E-Mail

HIX works constantly to ensure our clients meet the universal requirements of HIPAA / the HITECH Act as well as other industry-imposed compliance standards such as PCI.  One area that is still largely misunderstood and poorly adopted, yet carries with it extreme penalties, is the requirement of encrypted/secure email when transmitting patient health information (PHI).  Free email services such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo mail are not HIPAA compliant – at least not when used stand-alone.  All HIXsupport Managed Service clients receive HIPAA-compliant email service as part of their subscription.