Importance of Email Encryption

HIPAA's Security Rule advises that electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is transmitted over an electronic communications network should be protected against unauthorized access.  The way to do this is to encrypt the communication.


This requirement is also part of SSCHC's HIPAA Security Policies.

What is encryption?


What to encrypt

How to encrypt

Encrypting emails

Opening an Encrypted Email

How to open a received encrypted email

Additional Tips for Email Security

Do not put any identifying information in the subject line

Knowledge Evaluation

What information needs to be encrypted?

How do you encrypt an email using Microsoft Outlook?