Filed Under:Health Insurance, Ltci

LTCI Watch: HIPAA privacy

Opinion

Time flies.
Time flies.

The other day, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) technology office shared an outside blog about the intricacies of getting doctors to e-mail with patients.

The blogger suggested that physician boredom with routine questions was more of an obstacle than Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and data security requirements -- but then talked about prodding doctors and patients to use an existing "mobile-based secure messaging system."

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