Remote Patient Monitoring Platforms Get New Cybersecurity and Privacy Guidelines

The National Law Review

Aaron T. Maguregui and Nathaniel M. Lacktman

New guidance is available for remote patient monitoring (RPM) companies on cybersecurity and privacy compliance. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has released Securing Telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem. The practice guide offers healthcare organizations and RPM software developers an example architecture to implement cybersecurity and privacy controls and solutions to challenges faced in securing the RPM ecosystem. The guidance is currently in draft and NIST is accepting public comments through December 18, 2020.

RPM services continue to grow in popularity due to their convenience, cost-effective options for patients and providers, and continued expansion of RPM reimbursement by health plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. Historically, most RPM solutions were...

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