Report: COVID-19 Telehealth Risks and Best Practice Privacy, Security

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Highlighting the risks posed by lifted restrictions on communication apps amid the COVID-19 pandemic, new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association urged healthcare organizations to take steps to bolster telehealth privacy and cybersecurity measures.

In March, the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would lift penalties around a range of telehealth uses to help support the response to the national crisis, including an expanded list of platforms permitted for use that would fall outside of those deemed compliant by the HIPAA rule under normal circumstances.

Simultaneously, federal agencies and security researchers increased...

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