Why Therapists Should Use HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platforms During COVID-19

TheraNest

In an effort to increase access to remote medical services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has recently announced that they will exercise enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements of HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers in connection with the good faith provision of telehealth. Private Practice

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Psychiatrists 'pleasantly surprised' with transition to telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although research supported the efficacy of video telepsychiatry, the National Institute of Mental Health-funded study notes, only 5% of psychiatrists in the Medicare program had ever provided a telemedicine visit. Department of Health and Human Services indicated that it would waive penalties for good faith use of non-HIPAA compliant video conferencing software during the nationwide public health emergency." Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication

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AMA offers new tools to help doctors navigate COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

To help private-practice physicians manage the operational and business challenges posed by the coronavirus emergency, AMA has put together some new toolkits to help practices stay strong and deliver better care during the fast-evolving coronavirus crisis. Among the resources, AMA has published a guide designed to help keep practices solvent. Meanwhile, AMA has also updated its Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19: a technologist’s tale

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Sam Shah COVID-19 has been deadly, it’s infective and has posed the biggest public health risk to society in almost a hundred years. Amongst these tragic circumstances there has also been a lot of attention on technology in healthcare and public health. Whilst the system used by NHS General Practice is fairly well embedded, there is nothing similar for private practices or for any hospitals or dental services.

Telemedicine during COVID-19: Benefits, limitations, burdens, adaptation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the COVID-19 virus wreaks havoc with the healthcare system, telemedicine is stepping up into the spotlight and helping healthcare provider organizations and caregivers better respond to the needs of Americans who have contracted the virus and Americans who need to touch base with their providers on the status of their health. “The first is simple, to screen patients remotely rather than having them visit the practice or hospital.

From the Couch to the Screen

TheraNest

My name is Tiffany Chhuom and I’m a therapist, researcher, and the owner of EthTech: a consulting firm on technology and ethics for mental health professionals. That stuff you set to private on your profile, like the school you went to or the place you work? Now it’s public. How Private is Facebook? Practical Tips for Keeping Yourself Secure Online. This is the best way to see what information you have online that is public.

From the Couch to the Screen

TheraNest

My name is Tiffany Chhuom and I’m a therapist, researcher, and the owner of EthTech: a consulting firm on technology and ethics for mental health professionals. That stuff you set to private on your profile, like the school you went to or the place you work? Now it’s public. How Private is Facebook? Practical Tips for Keeping Yourself Secure Online. This is the best way to see what information you have online that is public.

Telemedicine for Coronavirus care: what are the limitations and how are hospitals adapting?

Lloyd Price

As the COVID-19 virus wreaks havoc with the healthcare system, telemedicine is stepping up into the spotlight and helping healthcare provider organizations and caregivers better respond to the needs of Americans who have contracted the virus and Americans who need to touch base with their providers on the status of their health. The first is simple, to screen patients remotely rather than having them visit the practice or hospital.

HIStalk Interviews Stephen Brown, Director of Preventive Emergency Medicine, UI Health

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Stephen Brown, MSW, LCSW is director of preventive emergency medicine at University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. I’m director of preventive emergency medicine at University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. I run the Better Health Through Housing program, which identifies the chronically homeless in our emergency department and transitions them into permanent supportive housing.