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Are Zoom, Facetime, and Google Hangouts Secure for Telehealth?

Are Zoom, Facetime, and Google Hangouts Secure for Telehealth?

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) relaxed telehealth laws and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced leniency on non HIPAA-compliant penalties for the COVID19 emergency, health practitioners scrambled to transition to online telehealth. Now, those looking to uphold the same level of safety and security for their patients as they achieve in person are becoming increasingly concerned about privacy and protection, and what happens to the information exchanged during sessions.

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Woman with mask in secure telehealth session
Doctor doing teleheatlh on cell phone

What is the future of telehealth? Is it here to stay?

If you’re wondering this as you bring more of your practice online, you aren’t alone! To answer these questions, let’s dive into the three types of telehealth: The first is video conferencing. This uses audio and video to conduct telehealth sessions. Patients and health practitioners can hear and see one another over an electronic device.

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Healthcare providers can now practice across state lines!
VTConnect is your simple, secure and sustainable Telehealth solution for the COVID-19 crisis and beyond!