Video-Conferencing & Privacy: how to choose a VC solution for your Practice

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By Louise Cantrill, Partner and Natalie Butler, Special Counsel

Video-conferencing (VC) as a mode of delivering healthcare has become a necessity for many health practitioners during the Great Lockdown caused by COVID-19, and is likely to remain an integral part of many practices going forward.

We have prepared a checklist to assist practitioners new to VC or looking to expand the use of VC to deliver more Medicare telehealth consultations. This checklist outlines some of the data privacy issues to consider when selecting, or expanding, a VC solution for your practice, bearing in mind that a VC consultation is part of the patient record and subject to all the privacy, Medicare, continuity of care, and other record keeping requirements of any consultation.

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