[nexa] Loosening HIPAA requirements in response to the coronavirus was critical.

Alberto Cammozzo ac+nexa at zeromx.net
Thu Mar 19 08:09:48 CET 2020


<https://slate.com/technology/2020/03/hipaa-requirements-coronavirus-telemedicine.html>

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What makes this latest development even more expansive is that CMS also waived enforcement of HIPAA health privacy law violations against providers acting in good faith. This means that everyday communication tools such as FaceTime and Skype, which previously couldn’t be used because they weren’t technically HIPAA-compliant, can now be used for doctors to evaluate patients. It remains to be seen how existing health systems and providers may use these technologies. Privacy remains a paramount concern, and while doctors may not wish patients to be texting them photos and questions on their personal phones, it is now a legitimate option. 
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