While developers and PACS vendors will go the extra mile and try to convince you that their solution is safe and secure, don’t take their word for it. The ugly truth is that your solution can be compromised and hacked if you are not taking the measures to protect your business. It’s incredibly simple to avoid a breach and only takes a moment to implement. Here’s how:
So, you upgraded from a local onsite solution to the Cloud. That’s great! However, just because you made the transition to go digital, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to be cautious of how you manage patient records. While your package can no longer get lost in the mail, you are still vulnerable. Here’s what you need to know.
We now have the technology to unlock devices with our faces, but that doesn’t mean that we are immune to data loss as a result of poor image management. Here’s a question, how do you manage your patient medical images? Do you store them in a local hard drive, filing cabinet, image router, or onsite PACS? If you selected any of these options, it is likely that you are possibly one of many victims to data loss, and if not - you still have time to take the measures to protect your patient's private health information (PHI).
When I was growing up, my parents had a traditional mailbox in front of their house. It was an aluminum box painted with flowers that sat upon a wooden post. I can still recall looking out the window and knowing that the mail person had come and gone because the outgoing flag was no longer raised. Today, the cutesy mailboxes are a thing of the past. In fact, their mass exodus has led to the influx of boxes that have physical lock and keys. Why? Not to be dramatic, but it’s because your mail is not safe, and if you are sending or receiving medical records and images through that very mailbox, you’re at great risk.
Everyone needs storage. However, not all medical imaging storage solutions are made equal. Where most specialists get confused is how to determine the difference between local and Cloud storage. The solution you choose is part of a big decision that will impact your practice. Here is what vendors mean when they talk about Cloud storage.…