Secure Email Alternative for HIPAA Compliance

Why Use ThreadThat?
  • You are a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker or counselor.
  • You must abide by HIPAA rules.
  • Your primary means of communication is unencrypted email which is not HIPAA compliant.
  • You want a HIPAA compliant means to communicate with clients/patients.
  • You want more control over the disposition of messages than email can provide.
  • You want to exchange communications that cannot be used as evidence in a court of law.
  • You are not looking for a complete practice management solution.
  • You want something that is free and simple to use.
Getting Started
  • Create an account on using the email address or mobile number you want to share with clients, patients or other peers.
  • If you don't want your client to be forced to create a TT account, use Untrusted Threads. You can read more about Security Levels by clicking here.
  • Use "Protected" Threads with passkeys to maximize privacy and protect your communications from hackers.
  • Enjoy free secure and private online conversations without compromising HIPAA laws.
  • Help us spread the word to other health care professionals. is accessible anywhere in the world 24 x 7. It is important to understand the difference between "Protected" and "Unprotected" messages. While "Unprotected" messages provide more protection than unencrypted email, they are not 100% safe. They are more convenient because you don't need to use any passkeys. However, for iron clad, 100% secure communications, I recommend that you use "Protected" messages. You can use a single passkey for all ThreadThat "Protected" messages or you can create different passkeys for different recipients. Regardless of which way you do it, "Protected" messages are the most secure way to communicate. We make it easy to manage passkeys with our unique KeyBox technology. You can read more about Privacy Levels by clicking here.

The use of email can be a concern because of the acceptance of email as evidence in court. This is because your email service provider keeps a record of all email traffic and emails contain headers that can be used to verify their authenticity. Threads, however, have no headers. Thread content does not pass through any mail servers, so they will have no record of its existence. Threads are stored encrypted on our secure servers. The only use of email by is to notify you and those you communicate with that a new Thread was addressed to them or that a Thread to which they are a party has been changed. In addition, since there is only one copy of a Thread that all parties access, deleting the Thread removes all access to it. You need not be concerned about copies of Threads persisting on your client's/patient's PC. Have you ever changed your mind after clicking the Send button for an email? Too late. Once you send an email, you cannot get it back. This is not true with Threads. Since you control the only copy of a Thread, you can delete it, remove access to it or replace it anytime you wish.

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