Is Your Patients’ HIPAA-Protected Information Secure?
By David Doolittle

Here’s a sobering number: More than 5.6 million Americans had their patient records stolen or exposed in 2017, and that is actually a decrease from 2016.

docbook_socialCaring for your patients also means looking after their HIPAA-protected information.

But how can your practice stay safe from hacking and other security breaches?

This guide from TMA-endorsed DocbookMD helps smaller practices understand the risks of using mobile devices and how to stay HIPAA-secure. 

Topics the guide covers include: 

  • Secure mobile messaging and HIPAA requirements;
  • How secure mobile messaging improves health care mobility; and
  • Overcoming the challenges of introducing mobile messaging into your practice. 

You can download the full guide here

Need more tips for staying HIPAA compliant? Visit the Texas Medical Association HIPAA resource center, and download this printable poster with helpful reminders for keeping your communications secure.


Last Updated On

March 09, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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