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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...

How Premier Nephrology Utilizes Secure Messaging

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Healthcare secure messaging has numerous benefits for covered entities, but organizations need to ensure that they remain HIPAA compliant as they take advantage of new technical options. Los Angeles, California-based Premier Nephrology Medical...

Secure Messaging Still Concern for Healthcare Data Security

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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?

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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

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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

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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...

Mobile Security a Barrier to Health App Use, Study Shows

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Calling into question the issue of mobile security, researchers Paul Krebs, PhD, and Dustin T. Duncan, ScD, conducted a mobile health app study, concluding that those who trust their data in health apps are generally only those who use the apps....

NIST, NCCoE Develop Mobile Device Security Draft Guide

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To combat issues of mobile device security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) have developed a guideline for implementing mobile security measures on both personal...

Cybersecurity Plans See More Executive Support, Study Shows

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As healthcare cybersecurity needs become increasingly urgent, researchers in a recent study found that CIOs and CISOs are being given more power and more budgetary means to combat cybersecurity threats. The study, which was conducted by Tyler...

What Are Top Healthcare Mobile Security Concerns?

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Healthcare mobile security is an increasingly important issue in the industry, especially with more providers implementing BYOD strategies and connecting to outside networks. Employees need to have a comprehensive understanding of how to use...

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