Need a Receipt for your Taxes?

Considering The Tax Shelter

April 15th is rapidly approaching, though the actual tax deadline this year is the 18th.  Regardless, the pressure is on.

If you find that you need  a hard copy receipt of your membership fees to provide to your you can generate a printable version of your most recent receipt by logging into your account at and clicking the “My Account” button.

Once you enter the My Account section you’ll see the Account Information section at the top of the page.  In that section you should see a link to View / Print Most Recent Receipt.  Clicking that link will provide a printable version of your most recent receipt.

If you have a quarterly membership and need a receipt for all purchases made during the year just email us at [email protected] and we’ll have our accounting group prepare that receipt for you.

Tax time can be chaotic so if there is anything we can do to help please let us know.


Is Email HIPAA Compliant?

The short answer is a resounding no, at least according to John Lynn, the man behind the popular EMR and HIPAA blog.  In a recent post titled, Email is Not HIPAA Secure, John makes a compelling case for why email is not HIPAA secure and lays out the reasons why.

To quote from the article:

There is a way to encrypt email sent between 2 email systems, but so far a standard and mechanism for encryption between all the vast number of email providers has not been established. I won’t go into the details of why this is the case (cost of encryption, standards for encryption, etc), but suffice it to say that almost none of the email systems send encrypted email that would satisfy the HIPAA requirements.

Meeting HIPAA requirements when communicating secure patient data can be daunting task.  If you’re in the business of handling medical dictation the rules are pretty clear.  You need a secure method of moving both the voice files and the finished transcription documents.   If you’re going to transfer those files using a computer you need to be using a HIPAA compliant method of transferring them.

My Docs Online offers a easy way of moving those files, that satisfies those complex HIPAA requirements. For more information please check out our Medical Transcription page.

If you’re really interested in learning more about HIPAA there is a wonderful e-book titled  The HIPAA Survival Guide (affiliate link) that is available online.  The book, written by Carlos and Deborah Leyva, costs $9.95 and is is a valuable resource.  You can purchase and download the book from the HITECH Survival bookstore site.

How to configure Canon ImageRunner Scanners to use Web Folders / WebDAV


The Canon ImageRunner line of scanner/copiers can use Web Folders / WebDAV to deposit scanned documents directly into a My Docs Online folder using WebDAV.

To configure the ImageRunner software using the ImageRunner web interface to specify the WebDAV server address, specify the full path to the folder in your My Docs Online account you want the files to go to, and set the “Chunked Encoding” option OFF.

To set Chunked Encoding for WebDAV OFF follow these steps in the ImageRunner management interface:

Step One:

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Upload Notification has been added to the Attachments Folder

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Image by Tattooed JJ via Flickr

We’ve added email notification to the inbound email attachment feature.

Previously Upload notifications for Enterprise and Transcription accounts were limited to actual uploads.

Now you can set upload notification rules for the “Attachments” folder that receives files received by email sent to (if you have inbound attachments turned on, of course).

Up to now the workaround has been to also turn on “convert and forward” emails, which would generate a message to the email address associated with the administrator ID. Convert and Forward was originally intended for wireless device use, so it’s nice to add regular notification abilities to this special folder so the workaround can be dispensed with.

Thanks very much to those of you who suggested this enhancement.

Has the demise of the Medical Transcription Industry been greatly exaggerated?

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It could very well be based on the third quarter results of Transcend Services, the third largest provider of medical transcription services in the United States.  Transcend reported revenue increases of 52% for the recently ended quarter with an increase in net income of 24%.

For the complete earnings story on Transcend Services  please see their earnings release here.