The Importance of Security for RPM
Whether sending off the relevant health information and statistics to your doctor, recording biometric data, or communicating chronic condition statuses with an expert, security is one of the biggest issues with remote patient monitoring. With so much of a patient’s data being accessed, shared, and saved digitally with RPM, it’s no wonder that we second guess the security of our sensitive information online.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a regulatory policy that holds healthcare facilities, clinics, and hospitals to certain standards when it comes to protecting patients’ sensitive health information. HIPAA is the most generally accepted security standard and is key when choosing which organisations to connect with for remote patient monitoring. To be certified as a HIPAA-compliant healthcare provider, you must have physical safeguards, technical policies, audit reports, and technical safeguards in place in order to ensure the utmost security of your patients’ data. TeamViewer is one such provider; its remote access solution provides the level of security and privacy necessary for organisations to remain HIPAA compliant.
Certain software and technology will provide additional security features and certifications to assure peace of mind. Take the TeamViewer remote access solution, for example; it has various security measurements in place to ensure privacy when communicating remotely with your healthcare professionals. The software provides end-to-end encryption to guarantee secure communication, and whitelists to restrict access and connectivity to only preauthorised people.