SC Media: Privacy in critical care after telehealth demands jump

The shift to online medicine has resulted in the dissemination of a massive amount of personal health information (PHI), a treasured target of cybercriminals, a trend that’s likely to persist until health officials get the virus in hand. American Well, a provider of telehealth services, said across all states its patient visit volume is up about 257 percent over what is normal this time of year. Two of the country’s biggest COVID-19 hotspots are showing much larger increases with Washington State up about 700 percent and New York by 312 percent.

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