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Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

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  • Is sharing my patient list with a marketing company OK under HIPAA?

    We received this questions via Ask Erik from the head of a Dental Practice (who wished to remain anonymous): “I want to create a Refer-a-Friend program, for a dental practice, that will be managed by a third party marketing agency.  The third party needs only my patient names and address to do an on-going e-mail […] The post Is sharing my patient list with a marketing company OK under HIPAA? appea...

Lux Scientiae, Incorporated

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

New blog articles detected

  • Am I at HIPAA-risk if a patient replies to my secure email message?

    Here is a question from “Ask Erik:” Dear Dr. Kangas,  When I write an email to a patient from my LuxSci account, it is encrypted and therefore HIPPA compliant.  When they write me back from their regular email address (it’s often hard to get them to sign up at LuxSci), they are putting [PHI /Medical […] The post Am I at HIPAA-risk if a patient replies to my secure email message? appeared first on ...

  • Planned Upgrades from PHP 5.5 to PHP 5.6

    LuxSci will be upgrading servers that are currently running PHP v5.5 to the latest version of PHP v5.6 on/after February 15th, 2017.  PHP v5.5 is no longer receiving updates from the community and thus is not viable for continued use.  PHP v5.6 will continue to be supported for the next 2 years. For those one […] The post Planned Upgrades from PHP 5.5 to PHP 5.6 appeared first on HIPAA News, Web &...

  • Why am I still getting spam at my old email provider?

    This question came in through “Ask Erik:” Hi Erik, I came across your article entitled Split Domain Routing: Getting Email for Your Domain at Two Providers while trying to figure out why one of the people in the small 3 person company I am affiliated with got a call from our web hosting and domain […] The post Why am I still getting spam at my old email provider? appeared first on HIPAA News, Web ...

  • LuxSci’s 2016 Advancements – The Year in Review

    LuxSci has been really busy in 2016!  Besides migrating customers from McAfee due to the “end of life” of their filtering and archival services, keeping up with the changing security landscape, and replacing our Enterprise Server Environment with a newer, faster, more scalable, and more secure private cloud, LuxSci has been hard at work adding new […] The post LuxSci’s 2016 Advancements – The Year...

  • End of Support for Internet Explorer 8 and Windows XP/Outlook

    As of January 9th, 2017, LuxSci is ending support for Internet Explorer 8 and Outlook (all versions) running on Windows XP. Internet Explorer 8.  This very old browser has worked to varying degrees with LuxSci.  Starting mid-January, LuxSci will be explicitly dropping support for Internet Explorer 8 by using new JavaScript libraries that do not […] The post End of Support for Internet Explorer 8 a...

  • McAfee Migration Deadline Approaching

    McAfee has been LuxSci’s partner for premium email filtering and email archival services, well, since these services were owned by McAfee-acquired  MXLogic and MXLogic first started setting up partner relationships.  A long time. In late 2015, McAfee announced that it was ending its email filtering and archival service offerings, effective January 11th, 2017.  They gave […] The post McAfee Migrati...

  • Does HIPAA really permit reminding patients to pick up their prescriptions?

    We get calls and text messages from pharmacies like CVS, reminding us that it is time to pick up and/or renew our prescriptions for drugs or other medical items. When you think about HIPAA, this is confusing. In many cases, these reminders constitute Protected Health Information (PHI) … so is this really allowed? The default answer […] The post Does HIPAA really permit reminding patients to pick u...

  • Upcoming Changes to Hosted MySQL Remote Access

    Starting this weekend, LuxSci will be rolling out security changes that will lock down remote access to hosted MySQL databases. In particular, it will no longer be possible to connect directly to your hosted MySQL database from a remote location (i.e. from a computer or server outside of LuxSci’s hosted infrastructure) without an additional step. […] The post Upcoming Changes to Hosted MySQL Remot...

  • What is HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage?

    HIPAA-compliant cloud storage complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to ensure the security of healthcare patients’ data stored on remote servers accessed from the internet. HIPAA governs how healthcare providers and their business associates, as defined in the Act, can store, manage, and share personal health information (PHI). If […] The post What i...

  • What Are HIPAA Hosting Requirements?

    HIPAA Hosting Requirements are a set of rules that place the responsibility of protecting the privacy of patients’ healthcare data on the healthcare provider and their business associates. Whether using a hosting center, a third-party datacenter, or keeping the servers in-house, if you’re a healthcare provider or a business managing protected health information (PHI), your […] The post What Are HI...

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