Telehealth: Safeguarding Patient Data

GovInfoSecurity.com

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Given the surge in the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic - and expectations for continued growth - the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council has unveiled guidance on safeguarding patient data during remote care encounters.

The new 33-page guidance document, Health Industry Cybersecurity - Securing Telehealth and Telemedicine, contains recommendations for how healthcare organizations, telehealth vendors and service providers should assess and mitigate potential cyber risks.

The recommendations include implementing encryption, enhancing monitoring capabilities and using privileged account management tools.

FAIR Health, a nonprofit organization that tracks...

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