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Mobile Security Strategies for Common Provider Concerns

April 14, 2017 - As covered entities and business associates continue to adopt mobile security strategies, it can be increasingly difficult to find tools that are innovative but do not compromise security. Mobile app privacy and security worries and maintaining HIPAA compliance are often top concerns for healthcare organizations in terms of overall mobile security. Even if a covered entity has a mobile device...


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Provider Secure Messaging May Encourage Patient Communication

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Healthcare providers may have a positive impact in how patients utilize secure messaging, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR). Provider secure messaging levels can predict their patients’...

Mobile Security Essential Healthcare Provider Priority

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Healthcare providers continue to implement smart phones and tablets into their daily operations, which further underlines the need for current BYOD policies and a strong focus on mobile security. A recent HIMSS Analytics survey found that the...

How Effective is Secure Messaging in Healthcare Communication?

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Healthcare communication is ever-evolving, as more organizations continue to implement BYOD options and secure messaging or secure texting platforms. Providers want to have effective ways to communicate that do not compromise patient information....

Healthcare Apps Privacy, Security Top Provider Concern

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Healthcare providers stated that their top concern with third party healthcare apps was their privacy and security capabilities, according to a recent Substitutable Medical Applications, Reusable Technology (SMART) Health IT study. Just under...

How Secure Communication Platform Benefits TX Health System

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As more healthcare providers are implementing mobile devices and opting for new technologies to improve patient care, the need for secure communication platforms have become more necessary. Physicians need to be able to communicate with one another,...

Mobile Security Concerns Continue to Nag Health IT Leaders

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Healthcare IT decision makers may see the value in implementing mobile options, such as BYOD and mobile device management (MDM) solutions, but there are still mobile security concerns, recent research shows. More than one-quarter of IT decision...

What Happened with mHealth Security, Mobile Privacy in 2016?

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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...

Secure Texting Rules Clarified in Joint Commission Newsletter

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Using secure texting for patient care orders is still not acceptable, the Joint Commission explained in its December newsletter. While the Joint Commission had reinstated its ban on the mHealth platform earlier this year, it stated that some...

Health Data Privacy Risks Created with Wearable Devices

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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

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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...

Hospital Data Security Top CIO Priority for Mobile Workflow

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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?

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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

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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

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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,...

Mobile Health App Privacy Policies Not Easily Accessible

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With more individuals entering their personal health information into various apps and trackers, mobile health app privacy and security is increasingly important. Without understanding a specific app’s privacy policies, an individual may...

Hospitals Gravely Concerned on Mobile Device Security

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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...

IT Consumerization and its Impact on Healthcare Data Security

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As you walk through today’s modern hospitals and healthcare environments you’ll notice a very obvious trend, and one that will affect healthcare data security. Healthcare organizations are revolutionizing patient and health delivery...

Secure Texting Ban Reinstated, Commission Calls for Guidance

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The previously announced secure texting ban removal by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare (JCAHO) has since been delayed, according to the Commission’s online June newsletter. More guidance is needed “to ensure a...

Are You Prepared for Wearables and Mobile Health Security?

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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...

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