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Thursday, December 10, 2020


One of the greatest ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the “digital transformation” happening across industries and the corresponding privacy risks to personal data.

Moving Healthcare Forward Shouldn’t Mean Leaving Privacy Behind

Moving Healthcare Forward Shouldn’t Mean Leaving Privacy Behind

Healthcare organizations have accelerated digital transformations, but are they implementing the necessary privacy measures?

By Merrie Wallace

One of the greatest ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the “digital transformation” happening across industries and the corresponding privacy risks to personal data. For the healthcare sector, digital transformation encompasses implementing and using digital tools for diagnosis and treatment, patient engagement, and IT operations and security. Although historically the healthcare industry has been slow to adapt to new technologies, the pandemic gave transformation initiatives a massive kickstart, most notably in telehealth. IT teams were compelled to improve areas such as patient-provider communication, data sharing, and remote patient monitoring. All of these developments have helped healthcare organizations catch-up on the technology front but it’s crucial that privacy isn’t left behind.

For more, visit: https://www.cpomagazine.com/data-privacy/moving-healthcare-forward-shouldnt-mean-leaving-privacy-behind/