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Which Software Is HIPAA Compliant?

Which Software Is HIPAA Compliant?

Long time readers will wonder why I've phrased the question this way since there is no such thing as HIPAA-compliant software.

Over the years, in reference to my EHR Reviews and Recommendation Service, I've been asked many times, “Exactly how HIPAA compliant are these vendors? Can I trust them?” I've had to encourage them to read the previously linked article, thoroughly read the Business Associate Agreement offered by the vendor, and evaluate the full compliance picture. Now there's another option for helping get answers to these questions.

That's where Person-Centered Tech (PCT) comes in.  They review the level of compliance vendors are maintaining, or their “HIPAA-ppropriateness” as they call it. In short, they note whether you can maintain HIPAA compliance while using the product.  

You'll still have some work to do to create and maintain compliance, but you'll have a clearer picture up front about whether it's possible and what the caveats are. To help with that, in partnership with Person-Centered Tech, we'll be incorporating Roy Huggins' HIPAA-propriateness Reviews into our EHR/Practice Management reviews. It's important to note though, that PCT reviews other software as well.  And, if you're a subscriber to their service, they'll allow you to request a review of a specific vendor/product/service.

If you value help with technology and HIPAA compliance, you will not want to miss out on this! If you're a member of Person-Centered Tech support, they take the HIPAA-ppropriateness reviews even further. They point out:

  • Caveats – Criticsms of the company or product that we feel are relevant to your risk management or other important considerations.
  • Usage Notes – Points where you might have to take extra steps yourself to ensure compliance while using this product.

These items alone make a subscription to Person-Centered Tech Support a worthy investment. When you factor in that they will review any application that you request, it makes even more sense. This includes internet fax, texting apps, cloud document storage...any application you are considering using to transfer or store Protected Health Information.

And then there's the fact that you also get:

  • Office Hours 4 times/month – Roy opens up a video chat to answer questions from PCT members!
  • 8 CE hours to get you oriented. Their  HIPAA Investigation Repellent course followed by the full Digital Confidentiality course series.
  •  Access to their Video Help Center
  • Discount on 1:1 consulting with Roy Huggins, specifically 37.5% off.
  • Discounts on CE courses.

Here's where it gets even better. 


This is truly a no brainer. The 8 CEs alone are worth that investment. A year of HIPAA questions answered is a heaping helping of icing on the cake!

If you'd like help evaluating software, services, and devices as part of your HIPAA compliance picture, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this offer. To do so, simply click the button below. The coupon code TAMEIT will be automatically entered and you will receive the special pricing. To be clear, I have a partnership/affiliate relationship with Person-Centered Tech and will receive compensation for the referral. This is a win-win since you also receive a discount. As a reader of my newsletter and blog, you know that I only recommend the best of the best; products or services that I either use myself or have the utmost faith in.

Click here to get a ton of HIPAA-compliance help for only $200!

 

Rob Reinhardt, LPC, PA

Rob is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and
owner of Tame Your Practice, which provides comprehensive
consulting to mental health and wellness professionals.

©2016 Rob Reinhardt, LPC, PA 

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