Capturing and storing medical images and patient data online is essential to telemedicine. In doing so, however, practitioners must take care to comply with the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which sets forth guidelines for ensuring the privacy, security, and availability of patient medical data. Unfortunately, HIPAA does not provide an easy checklist of requirements that medical software programs must meet in order to ensure HIPAA compliance. Rather, vague terminology in the Act has left many healthcare providers confused about whether or not their software is compliant.
So, how can you ensure that your clinic is maintaining HIPAA compliance when storing patient data? By using CONi™ Services HIPAA-Compliant Online Storage by GlobalMed. CONi Services is a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant data storage service that preserves medical images in DICOM format in an electronic medical record. CONi Services was designed with protocols for audit tracking and breach notification to ensure HIPAA compliance. However, CONi not only has these protocols, it surpasses them. CONi's server features 256-bit encryption – twice the industry standard of 128-bit encryption. With CONi, you can help ensure that patient data is secure and that your facility is HIPAA compliant.
GlobalMed is proud to be a leading developer of HIPAA-compliant storage software in the telemedicine industry. CONi services can help you protect patient data and improve patient care. Click the link to learn more about all of our HIPAA-compliant storage software.