An organization’s privacy and security policies are only as effective as its training. All the right work can be done at the top level, but if the messages are not clearly disseminated to staff, an organization can find itself in a difficult position.
Q: When informing first responders that they have been in contact with a COVID-19–positive patient, is it sufficient to merely tell them that one of their patients ended up testing positive? Or does the name of the patient need to be provided?
Q: Naturally, companies are curious to learn which of their employees have been exposed to COVID-19 as the workforce begins to return to the office. Under what circumstances can healthcare providers legally disclose a patient’s diagnosis to his or her employer?
As the healthcare industry continues to transition from face-to-face appointments to telehealth during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reports of video conference hijacking are emerging nationwide.