Products and Services to Ease the Transition into Working from Home
As you settle into the new "normal" and find ways to stay productive and keep your business running, you may be asking yourself what tools you can use to safely meet with clients remotely and secure their confidential data.
Your office workplace may be set up with compliance in mind but if you are now working from home, you will need to take the appropriate steps. The law requires you to ensure the safety and privacy of your clients so the services we use should be compliant with these laws. Security breeches can result in hefty fines, lawsuits and loss of clientelle.
Here we have summarized some options including their pros and cons for you to consider.
Virtual Meetings / Telehealth
Virtual meetings are a great way to keep the lines of communication open with your clients and keep them on track. Being able to visually connect with a person through these difficult times can make a huge difference. As we are dealing with sensitive information, it is of the utmost importance that our lines of communication are secure. Taking privacy rules in Canada, USA and Europe into consideration, here are several popular options that offer compliance. You should ensure the service you are using is compliant in your area.
You can also learn about more Telehealth and it's regulations by logging into the HCA member area and watching our video interviews.
Secure File Sharing and Storage
Setting up VPN (Virtual Privacy Network) on your computer will ensure that you are securely accessing and sending files and email from a secure source.
File Sharing and Storage:
You should also find a service to store and share your files and client information that is PIPEDA or HIPPA compliant.
Dropbox for Business
Microsoft One Drive
Disclaimer: We have provided this information for information purposes only. This post should not be mistaken for adivice in regards to the law or a direct recommendation of any product or service. Please do your own research and know the privacy laws in your area prior to committing to any product or service mentioned on this website.