Privacy and security issues in teleradiology

Peter White

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Abstract

Teleradiology is now well established within healthcare in the USA, but ethico-legal concepts surrounding this innovation remain unclear. New legislation, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as well as ethical guidelines and common law demonstrate the importance being placed on security of electronic data and the protection of patients' personal data. Radiologists need to be aware of the security, privacy, and confidentiality issues which relate to teleradiology, so that they can safeguard not only their own interests but also the best interests of their patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-395
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004

Keywords

  • legal issues
  • privacy
  • security
  • telemedicine
  • teleradiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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