JD Supra September 16, 2022
Recent U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) regulatory actions emphasize the role emerging technologies play in the provision of healthcare, particularly as clinical innovations proliferate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These actions include guidance concerning the accessibility of telehealth services as well as proposed rules on nondiscrimination in clinical algorithms and telehealth services.
Over the course of the summer, HHS has taken at least three regulatory actions in as many months which may subject HIPAA-regulated entities to additional compliance obligations, including with respect to their handling of protected health information (PHI).
- On June 13, 2022, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance on how covered health care providers and health...