Zoom’s video chat service has exploded in popularity in the wake of social distancing and infection mitigation measures necessitated by COVID-19. It supports multiple users, is easily sharable, and generally reliable as a service. It’s also one of a few providers that devote significant marketing to the healthcare space, advertising, for a fee, a HIPAA-compliant … Continue reading Is Zoom Serious on Privacy?
Telehealth use has increased rapidly in the past five years, but social distancing measures necessitated by COVID-19 have placed it at the forefront of clinicians’ minds for care continuation and infection mitigation. Also because of COVID-19, CMS announced a major expansion of permitted uses of telehealth for providers who accept Medicare during the public health … Continue reading A Telehealth Primer for Clinicians
As of this writing, reports indicate there are 340 known cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 14 deaths. Worldwide, over 100,000 cases have been diagnosed with over 3500 deaths. The U.S. is in the midst of a rapidly growing public health emergency, one which HHS Secretary Alex Azar acknowledged has existed since January … Continue reading COVID-19: What Happened to the Tri-Agency Taskforce?