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Gunster shareholder William Dillon was recently interviewed by Hospital Peer Review on ways to mitigate risk of data breaches with Telehealth services. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical practices have significantly increased their use of remote health care administration, but the service does not come without liabilities.

While there are many benefits to Telehealth, patients and medical practitioners should be aware of the type of risks involved and where they may be vulnerable. Dillon noted in the article that it’s important to review any programs that were hastily set up in response to COVID-19. He shared several best practices to ensure privacy, including patient education, risk analysis assessments and limitation of remote services.

William P. Dillon is a managing shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the area of Health Care law. He is also certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in the area of corporate compliance (CHC) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. Section (CIPP/US).

Dillon focuses his practice on assisting health care providers and entities to adhere to the complex regulatory requirements of the health care sector. Additionally, he also advises on data privacy and security issues in both the health care and non-health care sectors.

Read the entire Hospital Peer Review article here.

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