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Apple HealthKit collaboration talks: HIPAA implications

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Though Apple’s HealthKit app won’t be available until the fall when the new iPhone 6 comes out, the consumer tech giant is currently making inroads with major healthcare providers to have them use the software to centrally store patient...

Sen. Schumer: FTC should regulate fitness tracking devices

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer has called for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to form stricter guidelines for fitness tracker and bracelet vendors to allow users to opt out of data tracking. Schumer wants to give patients the opportunity to opt out...

BYOD security report: Tools and budget trends

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It’s well-understood that security and employee satisfaction are the major concerns and drivers, respectively, of healthcare BYOD adoption. But where do cross-industry organizations stand on these critical areas of mobile device strategy?...

How Apple-IBM deal may affect healthcare mobile security

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It’s been a few weeks since Apple and IBM announced their new partnership, which made waves in a number of verticals, including healthcare. The argument could be made that the move prompted follow-up moves, such as Blackberry’s Secusmart...

Healthcare mobile security vendor arms race heats up

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In acquiring former partner Secusmart, BlackBerry’s message was clear that, much like its competitors, it’s using security expertise acquisition as a platform to rejoin the enterprise mobile elite. Coming on the heels of last week’s...

Do third parties regularly access consumer health data?

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Consumer-generated healthcare data privacy doesn’t appear to have caused too many ripples in the general public’s consciousness to this point. But a recent California Healthcare Foundation report looks at how personal health information...

Survey reviews IT security threats: Healthcare results

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A recent IDG Connect and ForeScout survey, titled the State of IT Cyber Defense Maturity Report, reviewed the different security threats posed against finance, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and education organizations across the world. The...

Boston Children’s Hospital CISO talks secure messaging

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Boston Children’s Hospital is among the latest hospitals to embrace, not attempt to block, clinical text messaging. As Paul Scheib, Children’s IT Director and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), explained to HealthITSecurity.com how...

Apple HealthKit privacy questions for providers, developers

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As referenced by Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) IT Director Frank Baer, there is no turning back from the confluence of mHealth applications and healthcare privacy concerns. Instead, organizations must go head-first into mobile security....

Securing a healthcare mobile environment during EHR transition

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As evidenced by all of the recent healthcare regulation news, our industry is in a state of evolution. While government, healthcare professionals and patients are the ones actually driving change, it is technology that is helping to power and...

mHealth Android app security review: Attack surfaces

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A recent study by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign computer science student Dongjing He reviewed how some mHealth Android applications present privacy and security issues. In her “Security threats to Android apps” abstract,...

Ensuring HIPAA compliance among inpatient, outpatient docs

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The continuum of care continues to expand and is forcing integrated delivery networks and health systems to reconsider their health data privacy and security practices after addressing the features unique to inpatient and outpatient clinical...

Mobile technology, user impact on hospital BYOD decisions

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In addition to warmer New England weather, springtime represents a time where Chris Logan, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Care New England Health of Providence, R.I., sees a brand new crop of residents come in wanting to use...

Healthcare BYOD: Choosing the right mobile security vendor

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More and more employees are using their personal devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for work purposes, which is why BYOD has become a phenomenon. Keeping employees happy and productive with healthcare BYOD is great, but having a mobile...

Secure healthcare communication in a mobile environment

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Mobile technology has undoubtedly advanced, as today’s smartphone possesses more computing power than NASA did when we first put man on the moon. Power without purpose, however, is chaos and privacy and security are not ancillary considerations...

Tailoring healthcare BYOD policy to bolster mobile security

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With potential HIPAA audits looming in the distance, healthcare organizations are both ensuring they have the right technologies in place and are revising and updating their internal policies. For Ed Henry, Director of Technology at Princeton...

Seattle Children’s Hospital CISO discusses internal collaboration

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The idea of having a strong security plan in place for a healthcare organization’s eventual data breach is one that has been discussed at length lately within the industry. But one of the key elements of a strong security plan is the internal...

Medical device hacks pose true threats to providers

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Most healthcare IT professionals can attest to the fact that medical device management and security are significant roadblocks in building a security program. As the devices become more connected to networks and volume patching becomes more of...

Patient perspective on eHealth, mobile privacy and security

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According to recently-released results from a Ponemon Institute and Experian Data Breach Resolution report, there are still eHealth services and mobile application privacy and security questions among consumers and patients. The report, titled...

Successful organizational health IT security strategies

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Most healthcare IT security executives understand that no single solution will keep patient data secure and recognize that instead, a blend of the right technology, people and policy is the right approach. Peter Guerra, a principle in the Booz...

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