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Telemedicine: Good for patient safety, but what about security, privacy?

Computers can’t provide every level of healthcare, but they can do a lot—especially when face-to-face meetings could be risky. Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash

Remote healthcare — telehealth or telemedicine — has been available for decades.

It just hasn’t been used very much.

Not because of technology limits. The biggest barrier? Money. Medicare wouldn’t cover it. Therefore, most insurers that modeled their policies on Medicare wouldn’t either. No face-to-face? No…

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Taylor Armerding

Taylor Armerding

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I’m a security advocate at the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. I write mainly about software security, data security and privacy.