The idea of remote work has become ubiquitous today and with it, we have seen a steep rise in the demand for telemedicine services. Though telemedicine is by no means a new concept, it has always struggled to gain solid footing due to public concerns, some valid and some not to valid. But with the COVID- 19pandemic, many healthcare providers have shifted to remote visits as a way to limit exposure.
However, this has put many doctors and dentists in a precarious position when it comes to how to properly care for their patients while also protecting themselves from liability issues that could arise from remote visits.
The reason many patients haven’t adopted telemedicine is because of the fact that there are security risks involved with transmitting sensitive health data over an internet connection. As we have seen with the issues that arose with Zoom hacking, cyber criminals have been hard at work in an age where many things have shifted online, including healthcare. If you’re a practice that has adopted virtual services recently, you might not even be aware of all of the risks that could be involved.
After all, this is uncharted territory for many providers, and as such, it is important to make sure you are protected with comprehensive medical indemnity insurance.
Doctor Shield provides coverage that is more comprehensive than other medical indemnity insurance providers, even protecting you from malicious cyber-attacks and malware that could negatively impact your business. This means your sensitive data such as prescriptions, health notes and medical records are safe from being exposed.
This means you can have more confidence when offering your patients access to these safe remote services if you should choose to do so. In the event that a situation did arise, Doctor Shield would be able to respond swiftly to data leaks to keep your risk at a minimum. Find out more about Doctor Shield