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Having started programming back in the days of ASM, Fortran, Pascal and COBOL then working my way through the current languages, I have had a pretty diverse career. It is never boring.

I began working on RADAR, then the Harrier, my last two positions have both been for hospitals and it has been a lot of fun.


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comment How to make an iPhone app HIPAA compliant?
Ah, if the patient begins the use, it can be looked at as consent, however, even text data is queued up to be sent, so there is the chance of data on the card. Even posting data would require that the data be encrypted, which could lead to caching, which is back to data on the device. Once again, something you should take up with a lawyer and the person writing the app... There is always a grey area, and a black and white, it is up to those who deal with it on a daily basis to figure out where your program falls.
May
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comment How to make an iPhone app HIPAA compliant?
Have you ever turned the cache off on your browser, went to an SSL (HTTPS) site and watched your disc access? There is the need for temp files to decrypt the data. I'm not saying it would be impossible, but I would not want the fine if a phone vanished and was found to have data on it. My suggestion would be to do what I did, talk to the lawyer, verify the card after running the app, repeat until everyone feels safe.
May
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comment How to make an iPhone app HIPAA compliant?
SSL is only the transfer, what the app uses on the device is not encrypted just because what is transferred is. If the app uses no cache and you use SSL, you could be safe, the simple fact is that almost all apps cache data prior to transmitting it. Therefore, you would have unencrypted data on your device.
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comment How to make an iPhone app HIPAA compliant?
The problem is that even if the program doesn't store data, the web interface can cache data going to and from the device. This is the part that could cause you problems.
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answered How to make an iPhone app HIPAA compliant?
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comment Is encrypted email doctor/patient communication required by HIPAA, HITECH or Meaningful Use
Not a problem... Glad we finally got the info out there.
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comment Is encrypted email doctor/patient communication required by HIPAA, HITECH or Meaningful Use
Sorry for the delay, was called to a meeting. On hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/special/healthit/…, in the FAQ: Q1: Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit a covered health care provider to email or otherwise electronically exchange protected health information (PHI) with another provider for treatment purposes? A1: Yes. And this is from an HHS document. There is of course a little more information in the document after the Yes.
May
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comment Is encrypted email doctor/patient communication required by HIPAA, HITECH or Meaningful Use
Although that is true (it doesn't mention e-mail), it refers to electronic communication in general throughout the section, and in the referenced material in the HIPAA document.
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comment Is encrypted email doctor/patient communication required by HIPAA, HITECH or Meaningful Use
This might work a little better.
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comment Is encrypted email doctor/patient communication required by HIPAA, HITECH or Meaningful Use
Have a look at this report: healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt/.../DisclosureReport.pdf It has a section 1.1.1 which covers patient privacy and consent. It also points out the different paragraphs in the act which are used to make these assertions.
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answered Is encrypted email doctor/patient communication required by HIPAA, HITECH or Meaningful Use