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HIPAA Compliant Texting

HIPAA Compliant Texting? Like many telehealth practitioners in the digital age, you may be asking yourself “Is texting HIPAA compliant?” The answer is a bit tricky. Text messaging–SMS texting or MMS texting–presents an easy to use option for communicating with …

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Oncology Telehealth

How Telehealth is Changing the Field of Oncology Today telemedicine is used throughout the medical field in order to help provide better care to patients. Telemedicine is a fast-growing healthcare segment and is estimated to grow 50 percent annually in …

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Over State Lines

TBHI Q&A #20: My State Licensing Board advises that I can practice over state lines as long as I am licensed where my patient/clients resides. This may be where the devil is in the details. For most states, interjurisdictional issues …

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HIPAA Cybersecurity

HIPAA Cybersecurity Best Practices for Healthcare Organizations   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued new cybersecurity guidelines for healthcare organizations to manage cyber threats and protect patients. These are particularly important for telebehavioral health professionals …

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Text Messaging Therapy in Telehealth

What’s TBHI’s Position about Text Messaging Therapy? Text messaging is a new technology that is used more than any other telecommunication medium worldwide. It is here to stay and therefore most likely to become part of the average clinician’s communication …