Tag: HIPAA

HHS Revises Penalty Table For HIPAA Violations

The health sector is one of the most important sectors in every society that takes care of public health. However, the interest of personal information, as well as financial dealings in this sector, needs to be secured. The government authorities do the same in the US. The organization, HIPAA, also known as Health Insurance Portability […]

HIPAA, HITECH, and Omnibus

Introduction With the perverse adoption of innovative technologies such as cloud computing in the healthcare industry, there was a need for some strict guidelines to monitor and govern organizations that have access to Protected Health Information (ePHI). The HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus rules are three words that form the baseline for bringing sanity in […]

Is Your PACS HIPAA & HITECH Compliant

While the integration of technology into the healthcare industry came with a myriad of benefits including scalability, flexibility, easier communication, and cost efficiency, it also brought a plethora of security risks that compromise the safety of patients’ private information and data. Medical images now existing in a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format, […]