Horos, a free open-source DICOM medical imaging viewer for Apple computers, has been adopted globally by tens of thousands of diverse users, from clinicians and academic researchers to lawyers and patients who want to view their medical images.
As such, after downloading Horos the next steps you should take depend on the reasons you downloaded the software in the first place.
So what are the most common use cases for Horos, and what should you do in each instance?
When you use Horos to capture or maintain patient information related to a patient who is a resident of the EU, you are responsible for ensuring that your organization complies with GDPR.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU) is like HIPAA...with a twist...a big twist. Seriously. If you thought HIPAA had high fines, the revised GDPR will give a run for your money. So, do yourself a favor and take the precautions necessary to abide to these new regulations - now in effect.