Skype & HIPAA - Compliant Alternatives: 30 Key Questions to Ask a Videoconferencing Vendor
04/28/2016

Skype & HIPAA - Compliant Alternatives: 30 Key Questions to Ask a Videoconferencing Vendor

Online PR News – 28-April-2016 – San Diego, CA – Press Release

April 21, 2016

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Skype & HIPAA - Compliant Alternatives: 30 Key Questions to Ask a Videoconferencing Vendor

Skype is probably what will come to mind when thinking about video conferencing and telepractice. However, in addition to the rewards offered by skype, are you also aware of the risks? As a practitioner or organization, do you know where to get affordable HIPAA-compliant professional video conferencing services? Dr. Marlene Maheu, a nationally renowned telehealth expert, will broadcast a 1-hour, live webinar titled, “Skype & HIPAA - Compliant Alternatives: 30 Key Questions to Ask a Videoconferencing Vendor” on May 25, 2016 at 2pm Eastern time.

San Diego California - 05.25.2016 - Staying informed about appropriate technologies and where to get them if you wish to offer services to clients/patients who cannot come to your office, is time consuming due to the endless blogs and listservs offering information about appropriate technologies and where to get them. As a practitioner in the United States you have to consider HIPAA and HITECH.

During the webinar, Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, Executive Director of the Telemental Health Institute, Inc, will describe the best practices related to using videoconferencing for online therapy. She will also provide the names of companies offering “HIPAA-compliant alternatives to Skype, and a list of thirty questions to ask potential vendors prior to purchasing any service.

Dr. Maheu states “Most of our colleagues are just beginning to consider telepractice as a viable alternative to their traditional practices. As newcomers to the field, they may or may not be getting accurate information about technology choices. TMHI was developed specifically for professionals who seek the facts about their legal and ethical responsibilities, and what they mean in terms of technology choices, related protocols and documentation. This webinar will help them with all three areas”.

Dr. Maheu has published extensively on the topic of telemental health has educated more than 15,000 clinicians with her in-person training. Dr. Maheu has been a leader in telemental health since 1994, she is uniquely qualified to guide you or your organization in finding your perfect and most profitable niche in a market that is rapidly expanding.
The TeleMental Health Institute’s webinar, “Skype & HIPAA-Compliant Alternatives: 30 Key Questions to Ask a Videoconferencing Vendor” will broadcast May 25, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific time. (The event will be fully recorded and available for anyone who cannot attend the webinar.) The webinar laos includes access to a handout, presentation slides, and 1- CE hour for most behavioral disciplines. Register today at http://telehealth.org/webinars/.

The TeleMental Health Institute, Inc. is specialized in behavioral telehealth consultation, training and staffing. It is dedicated to providing support for planning, launching and thriving with telepsychiatry, telepsychology, distance counseling, online therapy, and behavioral telehealth. TMHI’s team of experienced consultants can help organizations with program design and strategic planning, maximizing reimbursement, technology choices, legal and ethical risk management and staffing and credentialing. TMHI also consults with start-up technology companies seeking to develop new verticals in the behavioral health space.