HLDN: HIPAA’s Impact on Radiology

Health Leaders Daily News has a feature article on HIPAA’s impact on Radiology: ‘…If radiology images and reports were confined to the radiology department, implementing HIPAA privacy and security regulations in the industry would not be as challenging because the problems could be localized and manageable. But images and reports are distributed and accessed by personnel throughout the hospital (in the ER, ICU, etc.), and even by physicians outside the hospital. With the advent of digital archiving and transmission of images and reports, the HIPAA challenge becomes even greater. Proper access control, authorization and subsequent audit trails are critical…

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