Using FaceTime for Telemedicine

The following white paper is freely available for distribution.  You can sign up for more resources on the HIPAA guidelines and using other video applications using the form below.  For any questions or demo requests, please email info@simplevisit.com.

Using FaceTime for Telemedicine

There seems to be a general assumption that common commercial video clients, such as Apple’s FaceTime, are automatically disqualified from use in telemedicine.  This misguided perspective is likely due to fear of compromising HIPAA regulations on privacy. The following White Paper addresses this assumption and definitively affirms that FaceTime can be “HIPAA Compliant.”

As the use of telemedicine applications increase in the United States, so does the concerns and regulations regarding patient privacy.  Consumer demand for improved access and convenience to healthcare has resulted in a surge of technology innovations that must promise a secure exchange of patient health information.

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To ensure a secure exchange of sensitive data in digital healthcare delivery, federal standards have been set within the past 25 years; including the Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPAA). Digital health innovators are then tasked with crafting solutions to improve access and experience of healthcare delivery while maintaining compliance to the standard protections outlined in HIPAA.

For telemedicine solutions including video visits, a major challenge is utilizing a reliable, secure, yet intuitive video client or network connectivity. Most televisit or video conferencing solutions center around a proprietary platform or software application that can control the exchange is encrypted and within federal regulations.

Getting Started with Telemedicine?

We’re here to help! Browse through a library of resources focused on Direct-to-Patient Telemedicine Policy and Best Practices or sign up for our next webinar on using FaceTime and other relevant topics in telemedicine.

Call 877.838.4748 with questions on getting started.

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