HIPAA and Telehealth

JD Supra

Compliancy Group

"Telehealth is the delivery of healthcare, patient education, health information, and self-care, via telecommunications and digital communication technologies. These technologies include (among other things) live video conferencing, mobile health apps, and remote patient monitoring (RPM). The term telehealth is broader than the related term of “telemedicine.” Telemedicine is defined as the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using telecommunications technology. Telemedicine is limited to the practice of medicine, while telehealth covers the entire spectrum of healthcare activities and components.

Is Telehealth Subject to HIPAA?
Telehealth provision or use does not alter, modify, or change a covered entity’s obligations under the HIPAA Security Rule, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, or the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. HIPAA does not contain a specific provision devoted to ..."

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