Can X-rays be e-mailed under HIPAA?

Answer According to the American Association of Dental Office Managers, if you email a patient X-rays, you must only use a secure or encrypted email service. However, if the patient authorizes it, you may... Read More »

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Can X-rays be e-mailed?

X-rays can be converted and scanned as high quality digital files in a variety of file formats that third-party applications and systems can recognize. These formats include jpg, gif and pdf files,... Read More »

HIPAA Rules on E-Mailing X-Rays?

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations protect the medical records of patients when they are sent from one party to another. Medical records include any information... Read More »

Is it a HIPAA violation to email X-rays?

Under HIPAA, X-rays are considered Protected Health Information and must be protected. While X-rays can be emailed, they must be encrypted so that only the sender and receiver have the "key" that w... Read More »

Cause of Action Under HIPAA?

Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996 to limit the use and abuse of personal information, intentionally or unintentionally, by health care provider... Read More »