Telehealth Is The Future But May Also Be Healthcare Security’s Achilles' Heel

December 10, 2020

President and CEO of CynergisTek, NYSE: CTEK a trusted partner for security, privacy and compliance.

Telehealth Is The Future But May Also Be Healthcare Security’s Achilles' Heel

Everything changed overnight for telehealth at the onset of Covid-19. We went from a small footprint to telehealth becoming one of the most common ways Americans access care. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, nearly half of Medicare primary care visits were telehealth visits in April 2020, compared to 0.1% in February. Waiting weeks to months for a 15-minute physician exam is no longer acceptable for many when you can just set up a quick telehealth conference. However, with widespread healthcare breaches making news, such as the recent suspected ransomware hack on United Health Services, security executives should be on guard because the rise of telehealth has provided new entry points for hackers to exploit.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek details the advantages of telehealth, as well as the security issues it simultaneously brings to the healthcare industry.

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