HIPAA, Social Media, and Technology
A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Introduction

Mental health professionals of all types — psychologists, social workers, counselors, and therapists — may not think technology is one of their industry's growing concerns. After all, in this field, you deal with life-altering crises such as trauma, divorce, depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues all the time. Keeping up with the latest tech liability issues is probably low on your to-do list.

But part of helping your patients involves protecting their highly sensitive health information. HIPAA laws govern how mental health professionals must store data and communicate with patients or clients. In a digital workplace, those seemingly cut-and-dry regulations can get blurry fast. Still, you must understand and comply with these regulations if you want to avoid data breaches and regulatory fines.

That's where this guide can help. In this eBook, we'll explore…

Read on to learn more.

Next: Chapter 1: Health Information Online: What Your Patients Are Doing, What Professionals Are Doing

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