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Cloud-Based PACS: Everything You Need to Know About

Cloud-based PACS offers significant cost savings, better collaboration, and faster diagnostics.   Key Takeaways:   Cloud-based PACS offers efficiency and availability not available with in-house storage Security fears can be laid to rest because cloud PACS systems use the HIPAA enforcement rule and Health-Level 7 (HL7) transmission protocols to ensure data encryption. Cloud-based PACS offer…

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What Are HIPAA Standards for Medical Imaging?

By following HIPAA standards for medical imaging, healthcare practitioners limit the risk of compromising patient data.   Key Takeaways:   The Health Information Privacy and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires healthcare practitioners to take steps to secure health information against security risks.  HIPAA standards must be followed by healthcare professionals who handle MRI and CT scans. …

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Everything You Need to Know About HL7 and IHE Standards

How the HL7 and IHE healthcare interoperability standards foster digital coordination among healthcare professionals   Key Takeaways:   Sharing medical images and other patient data can be challenging due to a lack of standardization among healthcare information systems. Health Level 7 (HL7) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) have created standards to promote information sharing…

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What Are the Data Security Risks of Medical Visualization Software?

Key Takeaways:   Cybercriminals are launching picture archiving and communication system (PACS) attacks to steal patient data from healthcare organizations. Hackers can exploit PACS security gaps to launch attacks and illegally access patient data. Healthcare organizations must utilize medical visualization software that complies with HIPAA and other data security regulations to keep cybercriminals at bay.…

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An In-Depth Look at the Future of PACS and the Cloud

Here’s everything you need to know about the future of cloud-based PACS for medical imaging.    Key Takeaways:   PACS (picture archiving and communication system) solutions represent one of the fastest-growing healthcare technology segments.  Cloud-based PACS solutions provide healthcare organizations with anywhere, anytime access to imagery databases.  New data security requirements and the increasing need…

Life’s a Breach

It’s very likely that some of your most sensitive information is vulnerable, out there just for the taking. “How is that possible?” You may ask. “I have 2-factor authentication configured on all of my social and business accounts!”. Indeed, the information you manage may be secure, but what about sensitive information pertaining to you, but…