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HIPAA Compliant Communication
By Steven N. Solomon Physician-to-Physician, Physician to patient, Physician to other Healthcare entities or any electronic communication that involves PHI (Personal Health Information) is covered by HIPAA and HITECH. Sadly the guidelines for texting, Instant Messaging and other electronic communication are minimal at best. Generally, we are told to use a “reasonable standard” when protecting PHI. What that means is evolving everyday. Joint Commission on Accreditation of He