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 HIPAA and PACS
How can one bring HIPAA compliance using RIS-PACS technology?Is it mandatory for JCI accredited hospital to incorporate HIPAA compliance when PACS is being rolled out?

ASKED: August 21, 2010  11:00 AM
UPDATED: August 22, 2010  5:06 am

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HIPAA stands for Health Information Portability and Accountability Act.The major component of HIPAA deals with insurance portability and privacy/security of patient medical information.RIS-PACS is a technology supposed to make the Radiology workflow more efficient.If a hospital is JCI accredited hospital then HIPAA compliance also becomes mandatory.RIS-PACS carries patient's information and hence there is a need to have policies and procedure along with the use of security and privacy features of RIS-PACS to enable compliance of HIPAA.There are sections of HIPAA compliance which are applicable to the PACS for ex Identifiers,Transaction and code sets,Privacy and security.One can see the HIPAA checklist which is avaiable on net.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted:  August 22, 2010  5:06 am  by  Nitinarora   435 pts.
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