The corona virus pandemic has led to endless questions about what is and isn’t permissible in both healthcare and other settings. Tackling the issues in this podcast are Joan Podleski, Chief Privacy Officer, Children’s Health; Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor, CynergisTek; and Adam Greene, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine.
As they explain, for healthcare organizations, there needs, as always, to be great sensitivity to HIPAA and what is considered personal health information (PHI). For employers in the rest of industry, HIPAA generally doesn’t apply but the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) may limit what you can and cannot share. It can even affect how you store the information about a COVID-19 patient in your systems.