Protect Patient Data and Stay HIPAA Compliant with CarePICS

New virtual healthcare technologies can improve personal patient-provider communication and care. However, some providers may hesitate at switching to a new technology platform and different methodologies. Maybe that’s because of change, maybe that’s because of protected health information (PHI) security.

With CarePICS, healthcare providers can do what they do best. Treat wound care, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients — trusting our platform architecture’s security and compliance.

Protect Your Practice from HIPAA Violations

We all understand that HIPAA violations can severely impact a practice. State attorneys generals can assess fines up to $25,000 per violation category, per calendar year. The HHS Office for Civil Rights can issue fines up to $1.5 million per violation category, per calendar year, according to the HIPAA Journal.

The CarePICS app takes less work, improves accuracy and secures documentation. “Our app is 60% more accurate in taking wound care measurements versus a ruler,” says Terry Williams, Chief Strategy Officer for CarePICS. “If any providers are taking phones with just their regular phone cameras, it’s easy to violate HIPAA violations by using unsecure WiFi channels in public places.”

CarePICS — Simple, Seamless and Secure

CarePICS is a mobile and web app that helps treat vascular and wound care patients. Clinical staff and providers can view wound images and measurement data in real-time or store and share reports within HIPAA compliance guidelines.

Sharing occurs using any Internet connection — cellular data, Wi-Fi or local network-based communications channels. All of the data in the system is encrypted in transit and then rests behind a secure firewall. It’s only accessible using email and password-based authentication.

“Any protected health information (PHI) captured during an appointment is encrypted,” says Williams. “The PHI is then stored in Amazon servers behind a secure firewall with multifactor token authentication. CarePICS promises that peace of mind so you can easily connect with all patient care team members. Increased collaboration results in even better care.”

Security and Compliance for the CarePICS App

  • HIPAA compliance
  • SOC2
  • FDA-Class 1
  • Data encrypted at rest (AES 256)
  • Data encrypted in transit (HTTPS TLS 1.2)
  • Application data is siloed within the app and screenshots are detected and logged for administrative oversight
  • Backend data is secured behind AWS firewall security

For more information

Providers and healthcare practices can trust that the CarePICS platform secures your PAD, CLI and wound care patients’ information. Visit our website to learn how you can manage patients with wounds and vascular disease by requesting a free trial.

About CarePICS

CarePICS® is a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform designed to manage vascular disease and wound care patients. CarePICS enables virtual consults, telehealth visits, clinical image reporting and automated medical supply ordering.