What are the rules for emails and texting with health information?

Information is power. And with the increased ease of transferring and sharing information, there needed to be set protocols on sharing sensitive and personal information on patient health. The US Department of Health and Human Services sought to close and remove such loopholes through the provision of set guidelines. The rules of sharing and controlling health information changed after the implementation of the HIPAA and text messaging suddenly couldn’t disclose some information about a patient.

The question is: What can a medical/ health associated administrative share or disclose about a patient? What are the guidelines that protect the privacy of people? What are the rules for texting health information?

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