We are excited to announce that Lua will be featured at HIMSS 15 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL April 12-16 at Booth 8361.
The timing couldn't be better as it coincides with our latest announcement, HIPAA compliant messaging! HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a set of regulations meant to ensure your medical history, test results, insurance information and all other sensitive data about your health remains private and secure. Anyone in the healthcare industry who is transmitting medical information must comply with HIPAA requirements and the penalties for non-compliance are severe. We know that doctors and nurses are rarely at a desk and frequently need to communicate urgent information. Being HIPAA compliant demonstrates that Lua has the procedures and safeguards to handle personal health information, and helps us address a critical need in the healthcare industry: fast, secure messaging. We are excited to share how Lua can help healthcare workers communicate better at HIMSS 15.
Come by our booth anytime throughout the exhibition! Ryan Snell, our VP of Sales, and Brian Feller, our VP of Corporate Development, will be around to demonstrate our latest secure messaging features.
Select HIPAA FAQs
What is a HIPAA Business Associate (BA)?
A HIPAA Business Associate (BA) refers to a person or organization that conducts business with the HIPAA Covered Entity (CE) and touches the Protected Health Information (PHI) that the covered entity is stewarding on behalf of the patient.
Business Associates (BAs) include those vendors that do business with a HIPAA Covered Entity (CE). Under the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule any service that that receives, maintains or transmits PHI on behalf of a Covered Entity is considered Business Associate even if the associate does not actually view the protected health information.
What are the penalties to my organization if employees are caught texting PHI via apps that are not HIPAA compliant?
The penalties for non-compliant texting of PHI are steep. A single violation for an unsecured communication can result in a fine of $50,000 and repeated violations can lead to millions of dollars in fines in a single year.
Do services like SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Skype meet HIPAA requirements?
No. Generally, consumer messaging apps do not meet HIPAA security standard requirements and are not safe to use when communicating PHI.
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