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Informational Flyers, Guidance, and Other Tools

The information is organized by topic category. To learn more about health information technology (health IT) in Maryland, click here or visit the topic links on the left. To access a variety of health IT policy reports and briefings, click here.

Privacy & Security

Cyber Liability Insurance:  Tips for Small Practices

Cybersecurity Preparedness - Self-Assessment Questionnaire

Data Privacy When Using Wearable Health and Fitness Devices - What Consmers Need to Know 

Key HITECH Changes to HIPAA

Patient Generated Health Data – A Closer Look at Privacy and Security Risks, the Current State of Health Care Cybersecurity, and State-Level Protections

People:  The Frontline of Cybersecurty – 3 Good Habits for Small Practices

Reducing Cybersecurity Risk

Safeguarding Privacy and Security in Telehealth: Tips to Keep Your Practice Safe

Understanding Consumer Privacy in Virtual Care 

Wearable Technology and HIPAA:  What Providers Need to Know 



Identifying a Telehealth Solution that Works for Your Practice

Incorporating Telehealth in Home Health Care: Practical Strategies and Applications

Remote Patient Monitoring - Value for Patients and Applications During a Public Health Emergency 

Telehealth and Electronic Health Record Integration

Understanding the Value of Remote Patient Monitoring 

Using Peripherals in Telehealth Practice

Payer Policies & Liability

Medical Professional Liability Insurance – Key Considerations for Telehealth

Payer Remote Patient Monitoring Policies – A Reference Guide for Ambulatory Practices

Payer Telehealth Policies – A Reference Guide for Ambulatory Practices

Virtual Care Delivery

Engaging Patients Using Telehealth

Improving Access to and Use of Telehealth:  What Behavioral Health Providers Need to Know

Making the Virtual Visit a Success – Provider Tips for Telehealth

Telehealth and COVID-19: What Providers Need to Know

Telehealth After the Pandemic:  Considerations for Sustainable Telehealth Workflows

Assessments & Guides

Preparing for Teledentistry – A Guide for Dental Practices

Telehealth Readiness Assessment Tool

Download a PDF version here. More information available in this user guide. Provide feedback by completing this user survey

Telehealth Technology Vendor Portfolio

Consumer Information

Advance Directives

Electronic Advance Directives Information Sheet - Options 1*

Electronic Advance Directives Information Sheet - Options 2* 

*Note:  Options 1 and 2 of the Electronic Advance Directives Information Sheet contain the same content; the only difference is how they are formatted. 


10 Things to Know About Telehealth

Connecting with a Health Care Provider over the Phone 

Data Privacy When Using Wearable Health and Fitness Devices – What Consumers Need to Know

Frequently Asked Questions by Consumers about Virtual Visits 

Is Online Care Right for Me? 

Telehealth:  What it is, How it Works, and Getting Started

Understanding Coverage and Out-of-Pocket Cost for Virtual Care

Understanding Telehealth: A Resource Guide for Consumers

Virtual Care On-Demand:  A Consumer Guide to Online Telehealth Companies 


Dental Health Information Technology Initiative

Management Service Organizations (MSOs)

Communication with Primary Care Providers after Patient Encounters at an Urgent Care Center

Last Updated: 7/28/2023