Apr 052019
 
 April 5, 2019  Posted by  Healthcare, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Emily Berris of SmithAmundsen LLC writes:

Imagine a police officer escorting a drunk driver through the emergency room with his body camera still on—not only is the officer recording the driver, the officer is simultaneously recording every individual and every patient that officer comes into contact with. In an era of attempted police reform, where law enforcement is ramping up their use of body cameras, hospitals must be increasingly aware of violations to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the implications of police body cameras within the confines of its medical center.

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