Should we use Skype? Is Skype HIPAA compliant?

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Should we use Skype? Is Skype HIPAA compliant?

You all know how concerned I am about tele-health.  Did you know that as soon as you open your computer or smart device “Skype’s settings allow it to automatically issue a real-time notice to everyone in one’s contact list, announcing that the person is now online”?

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“First released in 2003, Skype offers free, worldwide video access to any patient with an Internet connection, either by mobile device or desktop computer. What it does not offer, however, is a means of communication clearly…http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/print/article/10168/2131095 ”  By Marlene M. Maheu, PhD and Joseph McMenamin, MD, JD | March 28, 2013

 

 

By |2017-01-27T15:11:09+00:00April 16th, 2013|Categories: Laws & Ethics, Tele Mental Health|0 Comments

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