A recent article in ProPublica identified that millions of medical records are not securely stored. According to the article, “Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a web browser and a few lines of computer code can view patient records.”
When connecting a clinical environment to a cloud service, you need to take great care to protect confidential medical data. With the regulatory compliance standards required of medical providers by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 – more commonly known as HIPAA – to keep this kind of data safe, your connection to the cloud must be secure.
Save yourself the frustration and transmit medical images without a VPN
Medical imaging sent over the Internet requires secure connectivity because it contains protected health information (PHI). Per the HIPAA Security Rule, ePHI (electronic protected health information) must be protected when handled (technically, administratively and physically). Therefore, we're constantly focus on the best and easiest methods to transmit medical imaging securely while remaining compliant.