Industry Voices-Telemedicine and Long-Term Implications for HIPAA Compliance
For providers now offering telemedicine, making sure their IT infrastructure will safeguard personal health information and protect them from potential penalties or malpractice claims down the road is critical. Healthcare compliance mandates that were relaxed in the rush to enable the rollout will need to be prioritized going forward.
IT departments implementing telehealth solutions shouldn’t assume that they are covered, even if they are working with software and infrastructure providers that offer security and compliance. It is critical to understand the specific responsibilities of each partner involved in delivering the solution. Here are steps that healthcare IT departments can take to ensure data protection and full regulatory compliance of new solutions.
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