Bluetooth is potentially susceptible to attack because it allows different devices to communicate over the air, according to a cybersecurity expert.
Core provisions of the HIPAA legislation have largely remained unchanged since their inception despite rapid evolution of technology to keep protected health information from hackers.
The goal is to help public health departments collect information vital to their efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Office for Civil Rights in the US Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to strengthen patients’ rights to access their own health information, improve care coordination, and reduce regulatory burdens.
To accommodate patients remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, practices may have expanded personnel access to protected health information and relied on devices that might be vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Use staff meetings or emails to keep current issues like phishing or social engineering in front of employees.