MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare applications can now store any binary data object in TrueVault. The TrueVault BLOB (binary large object) Store offers HIPAA compliant binary storage for any file format. This includes DICOM files (e.g. X-Rays, CT Scans, MRIs), PDFs, scanned medical records, images, and videos.
"There is no limit to the number of files you can upload," said TrueVault Founder and CEO Jason Wang. "Any binary file can be uploaded, updated, deleted, and downloaded via our REST API. Healthcare applications can now store and exchange medical images, videos, and large files with ease. There are numerous use cases for this kind of HIPAA compliant file storage, the possibilities are endless."
image32 is an early adopter and sees the value in the TrueVault BLOB Store. Millions of X-Rays, CT Scans, MRIs, and other medical imaging studies are created every day. But, complicated rules and incompatible software has prevented doctors and patients from easily sharing these images. image32 solves this problem and liberates these medical images. With image32 it is easy to securely share medical imaging studies on any device, anywhere. There are 3.9 million medical images currently hosted on image32, and all of the images that include PHI can be stored in a HIPAA compliant manner using the TrueVault BLOB Store.
TrueVault is looking forward to showing off this new functionality at the 5th annual mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. The mHealth Summit is the largest mobile health event in the world, and will bring together 5,000 health and technology influencers, developers, policy makers, and business leaders from across the mHealth ecosystem when it opens on Dec. 8. TrueVault will be exhibiting in StartUp Health's Mobile Health Pavilion, booth 635-1.
The compliance deadline for the Omnibus Final Rule (Omnibus Rule) update to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was Sept. 23, 2013. As a result, businesses that process or store protected health information (PHI) are subject to enhanced compliance regulations. TrueVault helps these businesses with the technical requirements mandated by HIPAA.
TrueVault is a HIPAA compliant database as a service. Healthcare applications use TrueVault to store protected health information (PHI). TrueVault provides all client-side and server-side functionalities required by HIPAA, and works just like any other API service. Typical integration takes days and saves months of development time. TrueVault will sign a Business Associate Agreement (BAA), and protects customers under a comprehensive Privacy/Data Breach insurance policy. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., TrueVault was founded in 2013 and is lead by Jason Wang and Trey Swann. For more information, visit www.truevault.com; and follow at @TrueVault.