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IT Consumerization and its Impact on Healthcare Data Security

July 20, 2016 - 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 systems by incorporating digitization to accomplish amazing things. The big driver behind this has been the very competitive healthcare industry; and...


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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...

ONC Urges Mobile Application Security, Regulatory Adherence

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The potential legal concerns and mobile application security should be key considerations as technologists, clinicians, or even patients work on developing healthcare applications, according to Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) leaders....

Why Healthcare Application Security is Critical Area

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As more covered entities and business associates continue to implement mobile options, healthcare application security is an increasingly critical aspect to overall data security. If a recent survey is any indication, organizations should take...

How Improper Off-Site Policies Impact Mobile Health Security

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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...

Using Secure Healthcare Texting for HIE Communication

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Whether a healthcare organization opts for BYOD strategies or prefers to distribute corporate-owned devices, secure healthcare texting is quickly becoming a popular way to communicate. With the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare...

How Can Expanded Secure Text Messaging Affect Healthcare?

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As the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare (JCAHO) recently changed its stance on using secure text messaging for sending physician orders, healthcare organizations now have expanded options when it comes to utilizing digital communications....

Is Healthcare Secure Messaging Necessary for Providers?

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Utilizing healthcare secure messaging and secure texting is quickly becoming a popular option for healthcare providers of all sizes. Organizations see it as a way to communicate quickly, efficiently, and even potentially cut down on certain operating...

Healthcare Secure Messaging Benefits Texas Hospital, ACO

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Healthcare secure messaging is quickly becoming a key option for healthcare providers, especially as technology continues to evolve and mobile devices increase in popularity. Doctors, nurses, and other employees need to ensure that they can securely...

Joint Commission Lifts Ban on Clinician Secure Texting

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The Joint Commission announced in its May 2016 Perspectives newsletter. that it has ended its ban on clinician secure texting and secure messaging options. While healthcare organizations may allow orders to be sent via text messaging, the commission...

Prioritizing BYOD Security, MDM in Evolving Healthcare Sector

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The increase in mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, has also created a greater need for BYOD security policies and mobile device management (MDM) policies for healthcare organizations. Moreover, that proliferation of mobile devices...

Creating Secure Healthcare BYOD Environments, Communication

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Healthcare bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies make sense from a cost-savings and provider-relations perspective. With BYOD, organizations are alleviated from purchasing equipment, plus physicians are likely more satisfied because they can...

How Secure Messaging Closed UofLSD ‘Technology Gap’

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Healthcare secure messaging options are quickly becoming more commonplace in the industry, with more employees needing ways to communicate immediately for proper patient care but also in a way that won’t compromise data. The University...

How BYOD, Mobile Security is Prioritized at OhioHealth

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BYOD policies are critical aspects to mobile security platforms that have been implemented at any covered entity. Whether an organization is looking to implement smartphones, laptops, or tablets, mobile security should be top priority, especially...

Using a ‘Layered’ Approach for Health Data Security

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As technology has continued to evolve, healthcare data security has also needed to change in order to keep pace and keep sensitive information secured. That is why Illinois-based Riverside Healthcare has adopted security in layers, ensuring that...

Understanding HIPAA Regulations and Mobile Devices

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The proliferation of mobile devices has caused many covered entities and business associates to take a closer look at HIPAA regulations, to ensure that they remain secure while they are using the latest technologies. It is essential to understand...

How must mHealth App Developers Follow HIPAA Regulations?

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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?

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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

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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...

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