Even as HHS claims it will limit its enforcement of HIPAA non-compliance penalties during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to support remote visits, multiple sources have exposed security faults in popular video conferencing platforms.
While such revelations are alarming when applied to the everyday lives of users at home, they take on a particular danger when dealing with the privacy and health of patients. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has placed Telehealth in understandably new, higher demand. As practices take advantage of modern technology to see their patients, however, it is crucial to use fully secure platforms.
There is nothing more valuable than your patients’ personal information. As entire visits move into a digital realm, that need for security becomes even more acute. Featuring end-to-end encryption and safety precautions both on the physician and patient sides of the call, fully secure Telehealth software is available. In some cases, as with Meditab’s own IMS Televisit, it is also currently being offered for free.
While practices, physicians, and patients have never been more vulnerable, data security and vigilance has never been more critical.