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7 Licensure, Privacy, and Security
Pages 49-54

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From page 49...
... . • Organizations are working to support interstate medical licensing and enhance guidance on protecting patient privacy and security in telehealth practice, with the ultimate goal of improving care access and quality (Grayson, McGinley, Pulivarti, Robin)
From page 50...
... state and territorial medical boards that license multiple health care professionals. FSMB develops policies and frameworks, conducts research, maintains a comprehensive practitioner database, and works to harmonize federal regulation and support license portability.
From page 51...
... She noted that to be HIPAA compliant, technology platform companies must sign an agreement stipulating how PHI will be protected. However, the onus is on the health care organization, not the platform creators, to ensure the platform is appropriately secure and compliant.
From page 52...
... She said the report and its associated resources can help health care delivery organizations learn how to identify and understand security risks, create appropriately secure partnerships with telehealth platforms, and consider future technology to augment data protections.
From page 53...
... She added that the multiple business models involved in telehealth delivery, as well as states' differing licensing rules, could also affect fees for clinicians. In response to a question about malpractice insurance for practicing across state lines, McGinley said that malpractice insurance would likely cover telehealth interactions with patients who have an established relationship with the clinical practice from previous in-person visits.
From page 54...
... McGinley, Robin, and Lee said they were not aware of any directed at health care organizations, though there have been some involving third-party organizations. The bottom line, McGinley stated, was that important elements such as portable licensure, HIPAA compliance, privacy, and cybersecurity must be addressed and balanced with the ultimate goal of caring for patients.

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