How SUD Treatment Providers Can Ensure Privacy, Data Security from Tech Partners

Behavioral Health Business

Bailey Bryant

Technology is becoming an increasingly important part of behavioral health treatment, especially amid the coronavirus. In fact, telehealth was used more for mental health conditions than any other type of diagnosis in May, according to a report from FAIR Health.

And while technology presents a lot of opportunities to expand behavioral health access and improve overall treatment, it also comes with risks, namely on the privacy front.

Earlier this year, a number of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment apps came under fire when an investigation found they were sharing sensitive patient data with third parties.

The report came from ExpressVPN’s Digital Security Lab and was compiled in conjunction with the Opioid Policy Institute and the Defensive Lab Agency. It looked...

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