This is the information about encryption capabilities of Encrypt Email, please check with your system administrator if it is suitable to your needs. If you are unsure about Health Information Privacy, check out the US Department of Health and Human Services website.
Encryption capabilities of Encrypt Email
Encrypt Email is a easy-to-use application for Mac to send encrypted email messages. Encrypt Email does not store sent files and even has an option to prevent tracking of sent messages.
- When you choose Mac users recipients, the app creates AES-128 Encrypted DMG files.
- When you choose Windows users recipients, and preferences are set to use .7z encryption, the app creates AES-256 Encrypted 7Zip files.
- When you choose Windows users recipients, and preferences are set to use .zip encryption, the app creates standard ZipCrypto files.
AES encryption is one of the most secure encryption methods and it's widely adopted by many governments. See Security section of Advanced Encryption Standard at Wikipedia to learn more. Instead ZipCrypto is rather weak as protection and It should not be used for sensitive data (visit Info-Zip FAQ to learn more). Keep this in mind when deciding which one to use. You can choose these options in the Preferences of the app.
Prevent tracking of sent messages
Encrypt Email does not store sent files and the Privacy pane of the Preferences has an option to prevent tracking of sent messages. When this option is activated, the Sent Mailbox won't be created and Encrypt Email won't keep track of any sent message.
You can find more info on Encrypt Email on this page: http://www.apimac.com/mac/encryptemail/
You can find info on HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Insurance_Portability_and_Accountability_Act