Telehealth After COVID-19: Privacy, Security Considerations

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

If the lifting of certain telehealth restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic becomes permanent through new legislation or changes in government policies, what would be the potential impact on patient data privacy and security?

Legislators and healthcare sector stakeholders are considering that question now that the use of telehealth has exploded in recent months during the national public health emergency.

While the declaration of a public health emergency related to COVID-19 was set to expire on July 25, HHS plans to...

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