Use of Electronic Signatures for HIPAA Compliant Requirements

June 21, 2011 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Importance of HIPAA Compliant for Electronic Signatures in Standardizing Electronic Health Care Transactions RE: Required Patient and Beneficiary Authorizations, Notices and Acknowledgments My friends in the e-commerce world tell me that they continually run into representatives of HIPAA-covered organizations – usually providers – who maintain that HIPAA simply does not permit them to get electronic agreements to [...]

The Advantages of HIPAA Compliance

June 21, 2011 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Unlock Permitted Cost Savings and Time Efficiencies People often view HIPAA as a burden – heightened regulatory enforcement related to data protection and privacy. It is. However, most overlook the efficiencies that HIPAA permits. With the right email encryption services, you can now move personal, private and protected information to electronic delivery. This typically creates cost savings in itself as much of this information is transmitted by fax and expensive [...]

A Response to the “FTC Panel 4: That Time My Mind Was Blown or Is Email Considered Mail?” Posting

May 03, 2011 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

insideARM.com, April 30th 2011, Frank Maguire Wrote: Unfortunately for FTC workshop attendees, Panel 4 discussion on email usage in the collections process was somewhat disjointed. Electronic law was enacted to promote business commerce thru the use of electronic signatures and records and basically the law(s) afford properly recorded / executed email transmissions the same force of law as wet signatures / hard copy with expressed exceptions clearly delineat [...]

Modernize Notice Provisions of Contracts for eSignatures and Email Legal Notices

December 06, 2010 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

As you begin to transact more business electronically, consider the often boilerplate notice provision that you are using in your contracts.  For every contract that you e-sign, there may be many contract notices that you must deliver (pricing, terms, quantity, product delivery, specification, addendum, breach notices and changes). If you can successfully convert these to email with assurance of your ability to prove valid receipt of your legal contractual notice, you will pro [...]

Electronic Signatures & Electronic Delivery for HIPAA Authorizations, Notices and Acknowledgments

November 18, 2010 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The following article, written by Jon Neidiz, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Atlanta office and co-leader of the Firm’s Information Management Practice, is a useful short summary for those considering HIPAA privacy issues in the context of email – and RMail’s email encryption service. Key to using email encryption for compliance with regulations is ensuring that the sender organization has an auditable proof record of compliance – the focus of RMail’s email enc [...]

A Brief Guide to Use Electronic Signatures

November 05, 2010 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

The following best practices guide prepared by Wolters Kluwer presents a useful map of items to consider when deploying an electronic signature initiative. The RPost services that map to the processes noted in the white paper are: Best Practices to Use Electronic Signatures Register Reply Service: used to record consent by both parties to specifics about the selected e-signature process such as agreeme [...]

How Electronic Signatures & Electronic Documents are Better Than Paper?

November 01, 2010 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Electronic Signatures Documents have the Same Legal Strength of Wet Ink Signatures. E-business transactions – Did you know that if executed properly from beginning to end they can reduce all types of risk and make e-contracts more enforceable than paper processes. However, simply complying with the ten-year old ESIGN Act that affords electronically-signed documents the same legal strength of wet signature, paper documents does not protect against possible disputes nor are [...]

Electronic Signature Transactions have Same Validity & Legality as Paper Transactions

October 27, 2010 / in Blog, Electronic Signatures / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Electronic Transactions Would Be Afforded the Same Validity and Legality as Paper Transactions Background: Enactment of electronic laws – the Electronic Signatures in global commerce Act (ESIGN, the federal statute) and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA – adopted by forty-six states) are basically similar and were designed to facilitate electronic transactions consistent with other applicable law by sim [...]