Throughout our Telehealth and Telemedicine blog series, we looked at the differences between connected health technologies, types of connected medical devices, the basics of data security and privacy, key HIPAA compliance regulations, why app developers and vendors should implement strong cybersecurity measures to meet these regulations and the possible repercussions that could occur if they aren’t implemented. In this blog, we review what this all means.
Anyone that deals with Personally Identifiable Information and Protected Health Information must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including telemedicine providers and platforms. In this blog we investigate further into the HIPAA rules and why it’s so important to comply.
With the significant increase in demand in telemedicine and the rise of cyberthreats, it is essential for telehealth vendors to understand that Protected Health Information are the most lucrative targets for hackers, and they need to be protected. Good-enough protection is no longer enough. In this blog we propose a few tips on how to protect your telemedicine apps.
With digital connectivity of medical devices being needed more than ever in healthcare, it is important to learn more about the types of medical devices that connect data, what does data governance mean, and why is privacy and security essential in Telehealth.
With the usage of connected health technologies increasing greatly, it is important for us to understand the differences between Connected Health, Digital Health, and Telehealth and Telemedicine which are often used interchangeably.
With the increased need for ventilators due to COVID-19, manufactures are ramping up production to meet the soaring demand but are still falling short. Industrial heavyweights such as Ford, GM, Tesla, Dyson, and others have responded to the call by governments to address the ventilator shortage problem. Many have joined forces with MedTech manufacturers to convert their production facilities to assemble parts for ventilators.
Increasing risk of cyberthreats looms as the world comes to a standstill from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At the same time, the global healthcare system struggles to address the growing number of people testing positive for the virus.
However, as we become an increasingly connected healthcare ecosystem, more vulnerabilities present themselves. There is a new wave of cyberattacks, particularly in healthcare, and it is imminent to “Safeguard against COVID-19 Personification,” as we take a look at securing critical healthcare services at risk.