Telehealth Privacy and Security: Investment and Education are Key, Attorney Says

The size, scope and rapidity of new telehealth and remote patient monitoring rollouts since the onset of the coronavirus crisis has been remarkable.

Hospitals and practices that had never before deployed virtual-care tools learned quickly how to integrate them. Those that had experience saw massive increases in the number of video visits.

But if telehealth is relatively easy to roll out and scale up, keeping the massive amounts of structured and unstructured data it generates is something more of a challenge.

For more perspective on telehealth and RPM security strategies, tune into my new on-demand HIMSS webinar, The Cybersecurity Implications of Telehealth: Safeguarding the New Normal of Virtual Care, where I speak with the deputy director of NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, the chief information security officer of Sentara Healthcare, and a UK-based physician and cybersecurity expert about providers' new privacy and security responsibilities, now that virtual care is widespread.

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