COVID-19 patient information and its impact on businesses

AZ Big Media

MEGHAN OCONNOR AND SIMONE COLGAN DUNLAP

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced unprecedented reliance on technology and remote connectivity and created a significant increase in COVID-19 patient information from the public, media, drug manufacturers, first responders and other providers, family members, and patients themselves. This rapid and significant shift in technology usage and increasing interest in and need for sharing patient data raises enhanced privacy and cybersecurity concerns in the highly regulated healthcare industry.

Limited HIPAA Waiver
In response to the declaration of a nationwide emergency concerning COVID-19, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a waiver (effective March 15) of limited HIPAA Privacy Rule obligations for ...

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