Developers and HIPAA

HIPAA E-Signature Requirements

We are a small organization starting up a tele-health initiative. We would like to deliver a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices electronically and have patients acknowledge receipt via check box prior to completing our online intake forms. This method is used for acceptance when one downloads software online. We are having a difficult time understanding the requirements for this. Can it be a check box and/or typed name on a form? Does it need to be legally binding? Do we need to electronically track the signature back to a specific person? As long as we can prove they check the box prior to providing us information, will that would suffice for acknowledgement of receipt?

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Who are your customers? Check all that apply : Patients/Individuals/Consumers

What is your organization? : Health care provider or health plan, Small company, Not for profit

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