HIPAA and remote work: Top compliance risks to address

Healthcare IT News

Louise Rains-Gomez

The modern workplace is in the midst of a massive transformation. An estimated forty-four percent of employees are currently working from home, and a recent survey reported that employers expect the number of full-time workers who remain at home permanently to triple from pre-pandemic figures.

The implications of this shift will not only impact productivity and company culture, but touch policies and operations across finance, HR, IT and countless other business functions. The stakes are arguably even higher in the healthcare industry, which in addition to contending with many of the same challenges of other industries, must also consider how a remote workforce impacts HIPAA compliance.

In the survey mentioned above, respondents were...

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