Tag Archives: healthcare

Healthcare workers accuse Alexa of possibly recording protected info

In a class action filed this week, healthcare workers alleged that their Amazon Alexa-enabled devices may have recorded their conversations – including potentially protected information. Some of the plaintiffs, who include a substance abuse counselor and a healthcare customer service representative, say they work with HIPAA-protected information. Others say they have private conversations with patients. All… Read More »

Connection Is Healthcare

By TOMER BEN-KIKI The American people can’t afford partisan politics that increase long-term healthcare costs. When the GOP came to the table with a $ 1 trillion infrastructure proposal last week, I was pleased to see that they had increased funding for broadband access to $ 68 billion. The President wants $ 100 billion for… Read More »

Telemental Healthcare Access Act would repeal in-person service requirements

A bipartisan group of senators this week introduced the Telemental Healthcare Access Act of 2021, geared toward reducing hurdles to providing virtual behavioral health services.   The bill, introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Ben Cardin, D-Md., and John Thune, R-S.D., would remove the statutory requirement that Medicare beneficiaries be seen in… Read More »