Patient Portal Puts a Spotlight on Secure Messaging
AUGUST 15, 2014
Stage 2 requires expanded use of patient portals, as well as implementation of secure messaging, allowing patients to exchange information with physicians regarding their health care. Given the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirement for secure communication of Protected Health Information (PHI), a spotlight has been placed on the support for secure messaging. Secure Messaging Requires Authentication and Secure Networks.