Frequently Asked Question: FAQ:

Can't we just ban doctors from taking medical photos on their phones?

Other FAQs

No. Use of a smartphone for medical photography is so wide spread it is now considered standard of care.

We have found that bans on the use of smartphones for medical photography are often ignored by doctors because they can deliver a better care. Doctors then keep in using poor security practices. The outcome is doctors and/or hospitals either:

Violating privacy regulations

… by using insecure practices. These insecure practices can mean fines of up to $340,000 for doctors and $1.7 million for hospitals, per breach. There is no longer a need to prove damages before being liable.


Not taking photos at all

… in-which-case patient care and efficiency suffer. If doctors wary of privacy regulations are dissuaded from taking photos, hospital are open to litigation where an injury or death may have been preventable had a photo been taken and further opinion acquired earlier.

Either of the above scenarios are far from ideal, and can be easily prevented with PicSafe. PicSafe allows doctors to capture and share medical photos securely while complying with privacy regulations. PicSafe can be deployed within a hospital almost instantly.