PACS Login Disclaimer
TO USE THIS SITE YOU MUST AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
The information, reports and images made available are protected health information (PHI).
This site is intended for physician or other healthcare provider use only.
It is Austin Radiological Association’s intention to adhere to all privacy standards set forth by HIPAA.
To ensure that this service remains available to authorized users, this computer system employs hardware and software programs to monitor network traffic, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, and to prevent denial of services attacks or other attacks intended to cause damage. Any attempt to modify this resource or associated information other than for instructed use is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.
To help ensure that data transmitted between you and ARA is not viewed by anyone else, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for this website.
In order to provide you with a secure online experience, you will automatically be logged off this site if there is no activity from your browser for over 15 minutes. To reenter, you will need to log in again, using your username and password.
You are solely responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized persons have access to your username and password. It is your responsibility to: (1) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your username and password; (2) ensure that you only use a login and password that has been assigned specifically for your use; and (3) promptly inform ARA of any need to deactivate a username and password. You will access Synapse PACS for the sole purpose of obtaining information about your patients, i.e., those with whom you have a direct treatment relationship.
No one from ARA will ever ask you for this information. If anyone calls you and asks you to provide your username and password to this site, do not provide it. ARA will not be held responsible for lost or compromised usernames and passwords.
You are solely responsible for any unauthorized disclosure of information or images obtained. Criminal violations committed knowingly can result in penalties of $50,000 plus a year in prison. Violations for obtaining or disclosing PHI under false pretenses can result in penalties of $100,000 and up to five years in prison. Finally, obtaining PHI with the intent to sell, transfer or use it for commercial gain, personal gain or malicious harm can yield fines of up to $250,000 and 10 years in prison.
ARA reserves the right to monitor the usage of this resource. This includes but is not limited to audit trails which may be performed on all information, reports and images accessed.
Individuals who divulge privileged information will have their access terminated and be reported to DHHS.
From time to time, ARA may revise or update this statement to remain in compliance with security and privacy laws. Your continued use of this site constitutes acceptance of these revisions. If you do not agree to the conditions set forth in these statements, please exit this site immediately.
Selecting the “Disclaimer” checkbox on the login form signifies your acceptance of the terms listed above. Once you select the “Disclaimer” checkbox, you will be permitted to submit your username and password. Please Note: You will need to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to login to the secure area.