VirtuLink VLS Forms
Virtulink's VLS Forms provide physician, medical and behavioral health practices with a secured (HIPAA compliant), easy to deploy and affordable means to capture patient requests without having to deploy a entire portal or HIPAA compliant web server.
While online / web forms are the staple of most web sites, most online forms are not secure with regard to HIPAA standards. Without a secured patient portal, most practices are technically (and legally) limited to downloadable PDF forms and contact / general information forms. The latter solution is particularly troublesome as patients voluntarily, and quite knowingly, use general contact forms for all sorts of non-secured requests.
Simply encrypting a request via SSL is not enough especially if the sensitive request is transmitted to an unsecured email inbox. Using this form to email example, below is a snapshot of some of the technical requirements that need to be addressed:
As a subscriber of VLS Forms, your practice can comfortably and securely take requests from your website including:
- Forced use of S/MIME certificates for all outbound email for encryption and digital signing
- Forced use of TLS encrypted transmission for inbound and outbound email (requires a dedicated proxy server)
- Forced use of TLS encrypted transmission for POP, IMAP, and SMTP connections from email clients (i.e. Outlook)
- Forced authentication for POP, IMAP, and SMTP services
- Detailed auditing of sent messages
VLS Forms work in conjunction with your existing site and can be designed to match your site. You do not have to change hosting or invest in a dedicated hardware. All you need to do is place links to the forms on your site. Your forms will reside on a secured host and can be connected to secured special purpose email inboxes (default) and / or dumped directly into a database. We can design new forms for your practice or convert existing online forms. Or feel free to use your existing web service provider for designing forms. Base packages that support up to 2 form configurations start at $20 per month for form hosting.
- Appointment Requests
- New Intakes
- Referral Requests
- Medication Refills
- Online Bill Pay (*requires merchant gateway)
- And any form you need
Contact us today if you have questions regarding this service or would like more information:
Email: Mike Petrie