PicSafe Medi integrates with Box for HIPAA-compliant sharing

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PicSafe Medi, the Melbourne-based company that has developed a secure mobile medical imaging app and system, has signed an integration partnership with US-based secure content sharing company Box.

The new integration is compliant with HIPAA regulations in the US, meaning healthcare providers can store and share sensitive patient data in a secure, cloud-based environment.

PicSafe Medi co-founder Ted Carner said the company already had an extremely high level of security that complies with Australian legal requirements, but this integration will allow international healthcare professionals to benefit from both systems working together.

The idea behind the system came from observations in hospitals of doctors taking photos of patients or wounds on their smartphones without proper consent and emailing it to colleagues, which is a breach of Australian privacy principles.

The Picsafe Medi app runs on both Apple and Android platforms and allows a user to quickly snap a patient-consented medical photo and share access to the image with another colleague within a secure and legally compliant mobile healthcare imaging system. All captured data resides on a secure cloud.

Dr Carner said the PicSafe Medi and Box integration added another layer of security on top of the app's already fully compliant and robust security measures.

“Security is paramount to our product, and we already have a fully watertight security system in place,” he said.

“Our integration with Box complemented us well because of its impeccable reputation around security, HIPPA-compliant offering and long-term commitment to the industry.

“Many of our US and international colleagues in healthcare will now seamlessly gain the benefits of both services working together, and we see much potential to expand our work with Box.”

PicSafe Medi is available on the Apple App store and on Google Play for Android. The app is free for a period, after which a monthly subscription can be purchased for $4.99.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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