Telehealth Visits with Your Doctor Expanded Rapidly During COVID… And the Hackers are Right on Their Heels

The uptick in telehealth visits, shifting from in-person appointments, was unprecedented, and accomplished more in a matter of weeks than over a decade of telehealth lobbying; however, the sudden transition to such platforms, some of which are not inherently secure, and others of which do not have privacy protections adherent to HIPAA, has created a healthcare landscape rife with opportunity for breaches in patient privacy.

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Can Digital Contact Tracing Be Leveraged to Reopen America?

The process of awakening America’s communities and businesses from their hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic requires public health coordination to ensure reopening in the safest manner possible. The Centers for Disease Control suggests a multi-pronged approach, with contact tracing at the forefront. Like no time in the past, contact tracing may be substantially enhanced by digital health tools, but is there evidence that such approaches will work?

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