Blockchain: Increasing Security In Telehealth (Electronic Health Reporter)

While telehealth allows doctors and patients to speak using virtual connections in place of face-to-face visits, the use of the technology raises concerns over data collection. Blaise Wabo, Associate Director at A-LIGN, says blockchain combined with a robust security plan can help healthcare providers mitigate risks in Electronic Health Reporter.

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Blockchain: Increasing Security In Telehealth

As technology continues to improve, using virtual connections in place of face-to-face meetings has surged in popularity. The healthcare industry is no different – the telehealth industry is predicted to be worth more than $130 billion by 2025. While telehealth offers many benefits to patients, particularly those who are unable to leave their homes, the technology raises several serious security concerns.

These problems primarily stem from the lack of security controls when it comes to the collection and sharing of data. During a conversation between a patient and doctor […]

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About Blaise Wabo

Blaise Wabo is an Associate Director at A-LIGN focused on performing HITRUST Certifications, SOC 1 and SOC 2 examinations and HIPAA assessments in various industries such as Healthcare, Managed IT Service providers, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS companies, Data Centers, Collection agencies and Printing and Mailing companies. Blaise is the subject matter expert for HITRUST and serves on the HITRUST Assessor Council. He has completed and managed over 300 HITRUST engagements and over 500 SOC examinations.