When you pay to store medical imaging data from your practice in the cloud, you should be secure in the knowledge that your data is protected. If a disaster strikes, is there any chance that your data will be lost? Does your cloud service provider have a plan in place that covers all eventualities?
Last week, Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles, California US was held hostage for over a week by hackers who infiltrated their hospital computers. In the US, you are likely familiar with HIPAA as well as HITECH and what is required to maintain the privacy of your patients’ information. But did you realize that what happened in Los Angeles was not just a business catastrophe but also could be an egregious HIPAA violation?