I understand and agree that:
While Skype communications are encrypted, Skype is not considered a secure patient web portal according to HIPAA standards. No guarantee can be made that the Skype service protects users’ data or the content of communications or that it is secure from third-party “hackers.”
Also, online surveys for coaching feedback, while in a password-protected account, may not meet HIPAA security standards and are potentially hackable. I understand I may use initials or a code name when I fill out the name fields on the survey.
I understand that E-mail is not a secure and confidential method of communicating personal health information.
While Dr. Lonsdorf and her staff take reasonable precautions with the information under their control, interception or misuse of client communications over Skype, online forms or email, while unlikely, are possible. I, the client, agree to assume the risk and accept the consequences of such breaches.