Emailing Patient Dental Records and X-Rays Is NOT HIPAA Compliant
The HIPAA Security Act states the following:
The HIPAA Security Rule identifies standards and implementation specifications that organizations must meet in order to become compliant. All organizations, including Dental Practices, which access, store, maintain or transmit patient-identifiable information, such as dental x-rays or photographic images, are required by law to meet the HIPAA Security Standards by April 21, 2005.
The general requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule establish that covered entities must do the following:
Covered entities have been provided flexibility of approach. This implies that covered entities may use any security measures that allow the covered entity to reasonably and appropriately implement the standards and implementation specifications.
Dental Sharing LLC takes HIPAA regulations, patient privacy and security of its data seriously. We have put into practice a series of security measures and procedures that exceeds the standard requirements. Dental Sharing LLC will continually seek to improve systems and internal practice and policies to ensure the highest level of integrity and security across all systems. This will include but not be limited to:
Please contact us with any questions or comments concerning our security systems via email at .Thank you.