Telehealth’s emergence during the COVID-19 pandemic may seem like it happened overnight.
The Federal Trade Commission (FCC) has adopted the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, a $200 million financial package to support care providers in delivering virtual treatment to their patients.
This isn’t the time or place for us to enter the Paper Records vs. Electronic Health Record (EHR) debate. Although, as an EHR company, we won’t lie to you - we think EHRs are pretty great. However, we know there are plenty of providers that enjoy success using a paper health records system.
Breaking telemedicine news! The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “...will not impose penalties for noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the HIPAA Rules against covered health care providers...during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.”
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unexpected confluence of professional and personal life for us here at Sigmund. Professionally, there are mental health and addiction facilities all over the country that are navigating these unprecedented times with the help of our EHR. In a personal sense, the fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus situation has been accompanied by an occupational curiosity.