On the firm’s HIPAA & Health Information Technology blog, associate Kristen Marotta discussed the privacy and security issues arising from the growing use of telemedicine, particularly for mental health treatment. Kristen examines the myriad considerations doctors should address in setting up a telemedicine model for their practices, and notes federal funding recently made available

The topic of telemedicine is becoming increasingly more common in the medical community.  For certain, telemedicine can be a cost effective way of communicating with and monitoring patients, but it is not without its risks.  For one thing, physicians need to be mindful of the potential for increased malpractice exposure which could come from not