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Mobile Security Key Focus in Recent NIST Resources

September 19, 2016 - 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. Mobile Threat Catalogue (MTC) and the accompanying draft Assessing Threats to Mobile Devices & Infrastructure (NIST Interagency Report 8144) were...


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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...

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...

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