Doctors and Healthcare professionals use emails every day, however, the standard daily used email services are not HIPAA-compliant, and they often not designed to transfer and share ePHI (Protected Health Information). In this article, we are trying to shed some light on the most HIPAA-compliant email services for the healthcare enterprise.
Features of HIPAA-compliant email services:
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G Suite is a business suite by Google that is providing cloud-based business apps including email, file sharing, spreadsheets, calendars. G Suite is HIPAA as it aims to seamlessly replace many other applications for healthcare. So basically you are using the free services like Google Forms, Sheets, Calendar, & Drive but with options that support multiple users and more space.
Main GSuite Features:
Pricing: starts from $6/ user a month
ProtonMail is a secure email service based in Switzerland, It provides highly secure encrypted emails with easy to use interface, that does not require much configuration or technical skills to use or configure.
ProtonMail is GDPR- & HIPAA- service. Which makes is usable for healthcare professionals and patients in the USA and EU.
ProtonMail has a web version that works well in all major web browsers also has iOS (iPhone) and Android apps for mobile users.
ProtonMail code is released as a free open source for developers, ProtonMail developers have released several projects that are open to fork and use for open source community.
ProtoMail features in free plan:
ProtoMail features in For paid plan :
Pricing: Free plane, Paid plan
HushMail is a free webmail service that is HIPAA-, It provides a web version, mobile apps for iOS (iPhone) and Android. HushMail is custom for healthcare professionals, its customed for other sectors that require privacy for their users and customers like NGOs and Legal (law).
HushMail is GDPR and HIPAA-, so it works well for the EU as well as USA users/ enterprises.
Pricing: Commercial starts from $49.98 for Hushmail Premium (Annual fee)
MD OfficialMail is a HIPAA- email service, that supports end-to-end encryption.
MD OfficialMail Features:
Pricing: starts from $2.03/month per mailbox
Paubox is another HIPAA email encryption service for healthcare enterprise, it supports other email services like G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce. The company behind Paubox provides several email security tools to ensure more security for its enterprise users. The security tools of Paubox includes powerful secure API for developers to integrate encrypted messaging/ emails to their systems, Email DLP suite to ensure there are no email/ data leaks from their user's email boxes. Paubox has gained HITRUST Certification.
Pricing: Starts from $10/ month per user (The Standard plan)
PBHS Secure Mail is a webmail service of a company specialized in medical/ healthcare web services, Their SecureMail is designed to transfer PHI (Protected Health Information), aiming to provide an email platform for doctors, dentists, labs and hospitals.
Pricing: $10.00/month per email account.
LuxSCI (SecureMail) is a company focused on providing secure tools for the healthcare enterprise. It provides secure messaging, email service, secure forms, and secure hosting as enterprise services for healthcare service providers: Hospitals and Clinics.
Pricing: Starts from $30/ month for 50 users
MailHippo is a mail service for ePHI (electronic Protected Health Information), It provides secure email service for healthcare professionals.
Pricing: Free for Beta with some limited options, Paid version starts from $6.95/ user a month.
Aspida is a company that provides data security, backup, and email services. Aspida email service is HIPAA compliant. It comes with several features that ease its integration with other services and simplify migration from other services as well as GSuite.
Pricing: Aspida pricing starts from $10/ month per email box.
Engurad is HIPAA compliant email service aims to provide trusted ePHI emails for healthcare service providers. They have many features and an affordable price.
Pricing: Starts from $15/ month (5 users).
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