Getting Started with Telemedicine #5 – Legal Considerations | Webinar Series

Staying Secure and Compliant

With the COVID-19 Emergency requiring physicians to adopt telehealth and position more of their staff to work from home, important patient privacy and security risks emerge. This webinar will address those along with practical tips for compliance.


  • Learn the HIPAA privacy risks associated with telehealth
  • Learn the HIPAA technical and cybersecurity risks associated with telehealth
  • Learn what “Zoom-bombing is” and how to prevent an unauthorized person from hijacking your telehealth session
  • Learn the basic privacy and security practices to require for telehealth-either from your home or office
  • Learn what the HIPAA Enforcement Notice of Discretion covers during the COVID-19 Emergency


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Our Presenter


Richard E. Thorp, MD is President and CEO of Paradise Medical Group (PMG), a primary care group serving Paradise and Chico California, and the surrounding area. Paradise began to offer virtual care services after a deadly California fire in the fall of 2018 destroyed PMG’s main clinic building. As part of the financial and in-kind support from Blue Shield of California, PMG ‘s virtual care platform “PMG Connect” was built in collaboration with Teladoc Health. It allows dispersed patients to see PMG providers via mobile phone, tablet or personal computer.


Marc Dean, MD is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Vitruvio Institute of Medical Advancement (VIMA). A pioneer in the fields of otorhinology and telemedicine, Dr. Dean has dedicated his life to solving healthcare problems by implementing innovative technology and developing breakthrough techniques. He has been a lead researcher in clinical trials for a number of new devices and in the development of new procedures in the ENT community.

Dr. Dean’s use of new telemedicine technologies has also allowed him to make an impact at a global scale—with humanitarian outreach programs in both Latin America and the Middle East. Since 2011 including multiple trips to Iraq.