FaceTime calls are encrypted; and HIPAA compliant when using proper encryption
FaceTime is HIPAA complaint as long as the wireless network being used utilizes WPA2 Enterprise security with 128-bit AES encryption. The FaceTime conversation stream is encrypted from end to end, specifically with WPA2 Enterprise encryption. Each FaceTime session has unique session keys for each conversation.
Back in July 2010 in what may have been the first documented iPhone 4 medical video consultation, University of Arizona surgeon David G. Armstrong, connected via FaceTime to give with Los Angeles Surgeon Lee Rogers’ a look at a patient who had undergone foot reconstruction at the University’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). The virtual consult came in handy since Dr. Rogers was attending the American Diabetes Association meeting in Orlando, Florida when he took the “FaceTime” call from Armstrong, who had returned from Orlando to his SALSA clinics a day earlier.
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