Are you leaving your practice at risk of violating HIPAA rules by using chat applications without a business associate agreement, robust encryption methods, or strict access controls? These are just a few requirements a healthcare chat application needs to be HIPAA compliant.
A HIPAA compliant chat application needs to have the following features:
Many popular live chat applications are not HIPAA compliant, including SMS messaging, Skype, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp, and Zoom. While it is possible to take extra steps to ensure some of these chat applications are HIPAA compliant, the easiest option is to utilize a powerful alternative designed with compliance in mind.
Cytek Chat is a secure chat application that makes it easy to send and receive messages and collaborate with other physicians on patient cases in real time.
If you are a covered entity (CE), such as a medical practice or hospital, it is up to you to do your due diligence in finding and using a HIPAA compliant chat application and administrative system to safeguard your PHI.
Cytek Chat is an all-in-one, HIPAA compliant chat software that makes it easy for healthcare providers to send, receive, and collaborate on a patient’s case safely and securely. If you’re ready to learn more about Cytek Chat, contact us today, and let’s schedule a consultation.
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