Since March, every business has been affected by the worldwide health crisis, known as COVID-19. Health care providers, whether working with COVID-19 positive patients or not, have quickly adapted to the constantly changing environment.

On May 27, 2020, JSH health care liability defense attorney Cory Tyszka presented a webinar, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Liability: Hospitals & Telemedicine,” to a large group of health care risk managers. Cory discussed some of the liability considerations of COVID-19 on hospitals and telemedicine, and how it relates to the Governor’s ‘Good Samaritan’ Executive Order.

Discussion included:

  • an overview of COVID-19 Executive Orders
  • testing data, and capacity of hospital beds and ventilators in Arizona
  • requirements for obtaining elective surgery exemptions
  • changes to, and the benefits and risks of telemedicine
  • best practices to mitigate those telemedicine risks, including informed consent
  • short- and long-term tips for providers to consider, including revisiting your HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

Cory’s presentation is based on her recent article of the same name, which can be read and downloaded here.

Cory Tyszka focuses her practice in the areas of medical malpractice and health care liability defense, products liability, and wrongful death and personal injury defense. She represents all manner of medical service providers—including hospitals, physicians and nurses—as well as pharmaceutical and supplement manufacturers. She earned a B.A. in Biology from Wheaton College (MA), and continued her medical academic career in the Cancer Biology Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Arizona. Cory also has experience as a research technician at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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