Healthcare providers are rapidly deploying remote or virtual healthcare services to sustain operations and care. Maintaining patient privacy and security is critical, and here are practical recommendations and tips to help manage both.
In response to social distancing recommendations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers are rapidly deploying remote or virtual healthcare services to sustain care for their patients. In many cases, telehealth approaches are new to the patient and the provider and may involve ad hoc solutions to meet communications needs as we contend with a national medical emergency. Maintaining patient privacy remains important. Below are some recommendations from MITRE to maintain patient privacy and security in these challenging times.