Is Telemedicine HIPAA compliant?

Is Telemedicine HIPAA compliant?

Is telemedicine compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)? It can be if reasonable precautions are taken. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) delineates what must be done to assure proper compliance with...
Telemedicine: What Cannot Be Treated Online?

Telemedicine: What Cannot Be Treated Online?

Telemedicine, or the ability to consult with a doctor remotely, has become increasingly indispensable today. As people start to work remotely and socialize remotely, people are rightly beginning to ask, “Why not see a doctor remotely?” It seems that one of the biggest...
Advantages of Telehealth for Patients

Advantages of Telehealth for Patients

Anyone old enough to remember The Jetsons animated cartoons back in the sixties will recall their seeing their doctor on their computer screens. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rise of telehealth and it has now become available to almost everyone with a...
Can Telemedicine Save The US Healthcare System?

Can Telemedicine Save The US Healthcare System?

The United States is home to more than 300 million people. With a population of this size, millions get sick every year and need to be seen and treated by a doctor. However, the US healthcare system has plenty of weaknesses that result in suboptimal care for many.   ...
How a Physical Exam Is Performed Through Telemedicine

How a Physical Exam Is Performed Through Telemedicine

If you are looking for the convenience of telehealth you may be wondering how your physical examination is done during your virtual visit. Preparation for a Telemedicine Consultation Preparation on part of the patient can be helpful for a successful video visit....