Alert: New HIPAA Rules Could Affect Your Organization

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Organizations regulated by HIPAA must comply and put these practices in place. However,repparttar need to comply with regulations puts particular pressure onrepparttar 135967 healthcare industry to enhance their use of technology and “catch up” with other industries of similar size and scope. Privacy and Email Security The privacy protection provisions in HIPAA pose a major compliance challenge forrepparttar 135968 healthcare industry. These provisions are intended to protect patients from disclosure of any of their individually identifiable health information. Organizations that fail to protect this information face fines ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for each instance of unauthorized disclosure. Ifrepparttar 135969 disclosure is found to be intentional, HIPAA provides for fines ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 and possible jail time for individuals involved inrepparttar 135970 violations.

The clock is ticking – it’s time to get started Bringing an enterprise into compliance withrepparttar 135971 rules set by HIPAA can seem like a very daunting task to evenrepparttar 135972 most experienced executives. Nonetheless,repparttar 135973 growing dependence on email as a mission-critical application requires that your organization implement comprehensive security and privacy policies – and soon. A solid combination of security policies andrepparttar 135974 technologies to enforce those policies can ensure improved security as well as HIPAA readiness and ongoing adherence.

Despiterepparttar 135975 immediacy ofrepparttar 135976 new HIPAA security rule, your organization can still achieve compliance. Learn more about how IronMail helps organizations comply with HIPAA by downloading CipherTrust’s free whitepaper, "IronMail Compliance Control: Contributing to Corporate Regulatory Compliance".

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5 Rules of Forwarding E-mails

Written by Judith Kallos

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4. It should go without saying that forwarding of chain letters (regardless how noblerepparttar topic may seem), virus warnings or anything that says "forward to everyone you know" simply shouldn't be forwarded because it is plain old B.S. or commentary that many will not appreciate. But I have to say it because folks do so anyway.

5. If you must forward to more than one person, put your e-mail address inrepparttar 135197 TO: field and allrepparttar 135198 others you are sending to inrepparttar 135199 BCC field to protect their e-mail address from being published to those they do not know. This is a serious privacy issue. Again, be sure to takerepparttar 135200 time to type a nice little comment about why you are forwardingrepparttar 135201 e-mail torepparttar 135202 recipient(s) atrepparttar 135203 top of your forward.

The above 5 rules will help qualify if an e-mail is worth forwarding andrepparttar 135204 right way to do so if it is. If one cannot make these extra efforts, then they really have no excuse to get mad or have hurt feelings when asked to stop. And if asked to stop forwarding, don't get mad; just realizerepparttar 135205 person onrepparttar 135206 other side certainly hasrepparttar 135207 right to make that request.

Atrepparttar 135208 end ofrepparttar 135209 day, if you fear hurting someone's feelings by asking them to stop forwarding you e-mail, know they probably meant well, were really thinking of you, were trying to make a point - ahhh, just hit delete!

Judith Kallos is an authoritative and good-humored Technology Muse. Check out her popular Netiquette site @:

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