Welcome solo and group practice owners! We are Liath Dalton and Evan Dumas, your co-hosts of Group Practice Tech.

In this episode, we dive into the HIPAA Conduit Exception Rule to explore what personal services are okay for group practice staff to use. 

We discuss security circles; which services are generally prohibited; the HIPAA Conduit Exception Rule; what qualifies as a HIPAA conduit; email services; phone services; home internet services; VPNs; and mobile hotspots.

PCT Resources

  • Group Practice Care Premium  for weekly (live & recorded) direct support & consultation service with PCT consulting team + monthly session co-facilitated by Eric Ström, JD PhD LMHC
    + assignable staff HIPAA Security Awareness: Remote Workspaces training for all team members + access to Remote Workspace Center with step-by-step tutorials & registration forms for securing documenting Remote Workspaces (for *all* team members at no per-person cost)
    + assignable staff HIPAA Security Awareness: Bring Your Own Device training + access to Device Security Center with step-by-step device-specific tutorials & registration forms for securing documenting personal & practice-provided devices(for *all* team members at no per-person cost) + more
  • PCT’s Group Practice Service Selection Workbook & Worksheets  (free!! Step 1 of the PCT Way) — support for selecting HIPAA-secure, effective, and economical phone, video, and communication platforms (and your other practice functionality needs, too!) for the services that *do* need to be practice-provided/controlled
  • PCT’s HIPAA Risk Analysis & Risk Mitigation Planning service  for mental health group practices — care for your practice using our supportive, shame-free risk analysis and mitigation planning service. You’ll have your Risk Analysis done within 2 hours, performed by a PCT consultant, using a tool built specifically for mental health group practice, and a mitigation checklist to help you reduce your risks.

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