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What Happened with mHealth Security, Mobile Privacy in 2016?

December 30, 2016 - Covered entities and business associates are continuously searching for the technologies that can improve physician workflow, while also ensuring PHI security. Mobile devices are increasing in popularity, and are quickly becoming beneficial tools for healthcare. However, mHealth security measures cannot be ignored, and mobile data must be considered when organizations track where PHI is stored...


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What Happened with mHealth Security, Mobile Privacy in 2016?

by Elizabeth Snell

Covered entities and business associates are continuously searching for the technologies that can improve physician workflow, while also ensuring PHI security. Mobile devices are increasing in popularity, and are quickly becoming beneficial tools...

Health Data Privacy Risks Created with Wearable Devices

by Elizabeth Snell

Better standards on health data collection and use, and formal processes for assessing benefits and risks of using that data are to ways to help curb potential health data privacy risks that stem from wearables, according to a recent study. The...

Mobile App Security Top Concern for Health IT Decision Makers

by Elizabeth Snell

More healthcare providers are looking for ways to implement the latest mobile technologies, but mobile app security concerns and a failure to properly budget for IT changes could potentially put a damper on mHealth growth, according to a recent...

HIPAA Compliance Measures, Mobile Security Need Improvement

by Elizabeth Snell

As more healthcare organizations implement mobile options, ensuring that they maintain HIPAA compliance is essential. However, if a recent survey is any indication, covered entities have room for improvement when it comes to their mobile security....

Hospital Data Security Top CIO Priority for Mobile Workflow

by Elizabeth Snell

When it comes to mobile workflow investments, the majority of CIOs list hospital data security as a key driver, according to a recent Spok, Inc. survey administered by the College of Healthcare Information Management (CHIME). Specifically, 81...

Is the Human Body the Cure for Mobile Data Security Concerns?

by Elizabeth Snell

Using the human body to enable a physical layer of security could possibly eliminate certain mobile data security and medical device security concerns, according to recent research. University of Washington researchers explain in a paper that...

Mobile Security Key Focus in Recent NIST Resources

by Elizabeth Snell

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released two draft resources that highlight current mobile security threats and then provide guidance on how public and private organizations can best approach those threats....

Secure Texting, App Security Top Mobile Health Topics

by Elizabeth Snell

With more covered entities beginning to consider secure texting options or BYOD implementation, it makes sense that certain app security and mobile health security concerns also arise. However, the implementation process can be done securely,...

Hospitals Gravely Concerned on Mobile Device Security

by Elizabeth Snell

As more covered entities consider implementing BYOD policies, mobile device security policies need to be comprehensive and applicable to daily operations. All staff members should be able to integrate and use devices in a way without hindering...

Are You Prepared for Wearables and Mobile Health Security?

by Bill Kleyman

Between now and 2020, the healthcare world will continue to work through a critical digital revolution impacting patients, care, billing systems, life-saving technologies, and much more. Already, conversations around IoT and wearable solutions...

How Improper Off-Site Policies Impact Mobile Health Security

by Jacqueline Belliveau

For many providers, quality healthcare extends beyond the hospital walls, especially with the introduction of smart phones and mHealth technologies. However, as more healthcare organizations adopt mobile strategies, providers are becoming more...

Healthcare Cloud Application Usage Increases in 2015

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Recent research studies from Dell further show the need for better healthcare cloud security, as more organizations are adopting healthcare cloud applications.   For example, healthcare cloud application usage made a significant jump...

How to Successfully Integrate Secure Texting, Messaging

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare secure texting and secure messaging options are quickly increasing in popularity for covered entities. Providers are not only looking for secure, convenient ways to communicate internally, but externally as well. More patients have...

How must mHealth App Developers Follow HIPAA Regulations?

by Sara Heath

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has added a list of health app use scenarios in which HIPAA regulations would apply, helping to educate mHealth app developers on how to create apps that abide by HIPAA and that protect user and patient privacy....

What Are Top Mobile Health Security Concerns in 2016?

by Elizabeth Snell

Mobile health security has continued to grow with numerous advances in technology, and that trend will likely last into 2016. More providers are encouraging the use of mobile devices, and more consumers are looking for ways to become more involved...

NSF Funds $10M Grant for Mobile Health Security Research

by Sara Heath

As a part of a research project to improve mobile health security, industry experts have found that a majority of the top-rated mHealth apps are not encrypting health information. In an investigation conducted by the Trustworthy Health and Wellness...

Secure Messaging Still Concern for Healthcare Data Security

by Sara Heath

The rising prevalence of text messaging between physicians within a practice brings to the forefront questions of health data security and secure messaging devices. To explore these issues, researchers from the University of Chicago performed...

Why is Health Application Security Lagging Behind?

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare application security is not as strong as other sectors, as it is frequently more likely to be targeted by cyber attacks, according to a recent Imperva survey. The 2015 Web Application Attack Report (WAAR) found that healthcare web...

Building Strong Mobile Security with Proper Communication

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare mobile security is a critical aspect to the industry, especially as patients and doctors continue to communicate through innovative channels. Whether it’s through secure email in a patient portal or a back-and-forth with a provider’s...

Most Physician Secure Messaging Apps Not HIPAA Compliant

by Sara Heath

Despite the critical nature of secure messaging and mobile security, several physician practices do not necessarily use secure methods of communication. According to a recent study by Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc., most healthcare organizations...

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