Did you know that Google Chrome has officially begun identifying HTTP sites as non-secure? All web pages that contain contact forms, registration forms, or information request fields will display the “Not Secure” message if they do not have SSL protection. According to Google, “Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network, so starting in version 62 Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning when users type data into HTTP sites.”
So what can you do about it? Make sure you have an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate for your website. SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization's details, allowing a secure connection from a web server to a browser. It’s indicated by an “S” after HTTP in your web address.
In healthcare, an SSL certification is now required for HIPAA compliant emails to safeguard patient information. This change will ensure HIPAA compliance requirements are met and will have huge implications for how potential patients interact with your website.
As a result of this change, Your Practice Online is securing our client websites with an SSL Certificate, for both HIPAA compliance and search engine optimization. In addition, it will make the transmission of Protected Health Information, or PHI, from the patient to the web server secure.Your Practice Online is an expert in digital marketing. Please visit our website at https://www.yourpracticeonline.net.