The State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Ensure HIPAA messaging compliance and protect PHI of your patients with Mimecast email security solution.
HIPAA messaging compliance is a significant challenge for healthcare organizations. Many medical professionals rely on email as their primary form of communication, and their messages often include protected health information (PHI) of patients. While the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that organizations take great pains to protect PHI in email, the vast amount of email sent and received every day makes careless mistakes inevitable and the value of PHI to cyber criminals increases the likelihood of cyberattacks.
To protect PHI and ensure email HIPAA compliance, organizations need solutions that can ensure the security of email in transit and at rest, to maintain audit controls for access and usage, and to defend the organization and email data against a wide variety of advanced threats. For organizations seeking easy-to-use technology that won't overburden IT teams with additional work, Mimecast provides industry-leading solutions for email archiving and security.
Mimecast offers cloud-based solutions that make it easy to achieve HIPAA messaging compliance. As an all-in-one, SaaS-based service, Mimecast solutions can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively, with no hardware or software to acquire or install.
Solutions for HIPAA messaging compliance include the Mimecast Cloud Archive, a secure repository where email, files and other content can be aggregated to provide a single repository of data that makes managing email compliance easier and more cost-effective. Cloud Archive provides:
Mimecast email security solutions also help to achieve HIPAA messaging compliance by defending against a wide variety of threats and risks. Mimecast solutions include:
What is HIPAA messaging compliance?
HIPAA messaging compliance requires healthcare-related organizations to take steps to protect the security and privacy of email, text messages and other forms of communication that may contain personal information about patients.
What steps are involved in HIPAA messaging compliance?
To ensure HIPAA email compliance, organizations must:
To achieve these objectives, organizations must typically implement access, audit and integrity controls along with ID authentication and transmission security solutions.
Does texting violate HIPAA?
Text messages, along with email and other forms of electronic communication, must conform with HIPAA requirements for secure messaging, which typically means that texting and other instant messaging applications must incorporate encryption and enable message privacy.