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Staying Safe and Cyber-Secure Through Telehealth

May 132020

As social distancing has become the new norm for billions of people around the world due to COVID-19, the new normal for healthcare has also seen a rise of telehealth services as people are encouraged to use them to limit in-person interactions with medical staff and help prevent the spread of the virus. 

However, like any online activity, there are security risks involved for patients’ personal data and companies’ private information. Stephen Hyduchak, CEO of Aver, an identity-verification service, addresses how patients and doctors can ensure each parties’ information is protected. Telehealth was trending upward before the pandemic, and there were already privacy and security concerns,” says Hyduchak, in a release. But those are heightened now as people want the immediacy of care and are ready to accept the exchange of privacy to receive that.”