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During the pandemic, patient data protections have been relaxed as a result of prioritizing healthcare delivery over data privacy management. Providers were authorized (even officially by CMS!) to see patients through "informal" technological means, such as FaceTime or Skype. Waiving these HIPAA requirements is likely an acute fix to the foreseeably longstanding issue of patient and provider privacy protections in telehealth and digital interfaces.

What does the lag time look like for healthcare technology enterprises to incorporate HIPAA compliance into their digital interfaces?
What is the role of healthcare providers in this space? What role should providers play in helping enforce patient data privacy on the digital frontier?

Source: Q8 on the following link
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