By Mel Kauffman
Alex Wirth joins SROA Soundboard, SROA's podcast for radiation oncology administrators to discuss cybersecurity risks that exist with the increased use of telehealth during the pandemic. Wirth is the chief security strategist at MedCrypt Inc. A San Diego based company that provides proactive security for healthcare technology.
The pandemic has caused many healthcare providers to quickly pivot to telehealth technology. One of the consequences that have occurred is that administrators and telehealth companies paid less attention to security and privacy than a normal roll-out of a telehealth system. Some mistakes include
It’s time to revisit the contract with your telehealth provider and check that they are following the right procedures for data security and patient privacy. If these aren’t included in the contract, reach out to your telehealth provider and see if they will sign a business agreement. Make sure they are willing to commit to HIPPA requirements, state laws, and how they handle data both patient and doctor applications. The key is to work with a telehealth provider that is protecting your data.
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Do you think telehealth will stay as the "new normal" after the pandemic?