Covid 19 coronavirus in healthcare has left questions linger

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True those individuals in healthcare do need to go by the norms established by HIPAA yet there are some exceptions by HIPAA in pandemic. While working virtually is strictly prohibited in by HIPAA in healthcare, yet as per the OCR working virtually will not come under noncompliance to HIPAA in the wake of pandemic. 

Though healthcare individuals have got some freedom in this regard, but it does not mean that they can get careless with unintentional uses or revelations. These safeguards are applicable to technical, physical as well as administrative securities as well which are given in HIPAA Security Rules at length. 

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