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4 Tips to Locking Down, Securing Healthcare BYOD

March 5, 2018 - We are a connected world. Furthermore, our level of connectedness will only continue to increase. And, this is becoming even more so the case when we look at healthcare. A recent CITO Research study showed that leveraging apps and mobile tools helps with improved employee productivity. Their research found: 30 percent of respondents said apps improve business processes. 23 percent of those...


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4 Key Ways to Overcome Healthcare BYOD Security Challenges

by Bill Kleyman

Let’s talk about BYOD security and the mobile workforce in the healthcare environment. We’re seeing it happen every single day. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers are either bringing in their own devices, or using corporate-issued...

Regular Employee Training Essential in Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, forcing covered entities and business associates to subsequently adjust their privacy and security measures to keep PHI secure. A key aspect to data security though is regular employee...

Data Security Top Reason Hospitals Prohibit Healthcare BYOD

by Elizabeth Snell

More hospitals are allowing healthcare BYOD policies, but data security is the top reason why an organization would prohibit such policies from being implemented, according to a recent Spok survey. Spok interviewed more than 350 healthcare leaders...

Mobile Security Essential Healthcare Provider Priority

by Elizabeth Snell

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...

IT Consumerization and its Impact on Healthcare Data Security

by Bill Kleyman

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...

Prioritizing BYOD Security, MDM in Evolving Healthcare Sector

by Elizabeth Snell

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

by Tom Toperczer of Brother

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 BYOD, Mobile Security is Prioritized at OhioHealth

by Elizabeth Snell

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...

Why Education is Crucial to Health Data Security in 2016

by Elizabeth Snell

Ensuring that healthcare employees at all levels are properly – and regularly – trained in the latest healthcare data security measures is one of the most important things organizations can do for 2016, according to St. Claire Regional...

Knowing Data Value Essential for Healthcare Cybersecurity

by Elizabeth Snell

The proliferation of mobile devices, BYOD strategies, and overall increase in connectivity has drastically affected the healthcare cybersecurity space. Providers, payers, insurers, and other organizations need to ensure that they maintain privacy...

BYOD Privacy Concerns Push Security Admins Away, Says Report

by Elizabeth Snell

While there may be a slight push for mobile devices and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, a recent survey shows that BYOD privacy concerns are pushing away end users and even IT security administrators. The majority of individuals are hesitant...

BYOD Use on the Decline Due to Health Data Security Risks

by Sara Heath

BYOD policies are seeing a slight decline in popularity, according to a recent Spok survey, and it may be due to health data security and the challenges it poses on personal mobile device use. According to the study, BYOD usage has dropped 15...

Why Healthcare Secure Messaging, BYOD Should Be Considered

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare secure messaging options are becoming more common in the industry, especially as BYOD is increasing in popularity. Covered entities understand that their employees are likely using smartphones and other devices, so it is critical to...

Top Tips on Healthcare BYOD Best Practices, Mobile Security

by Elizabeth Snell

More healthcare facilities are beginning to consider mobile security options, and healthcare BYOD best practices are quickly becoming a popular topic in the industry. But what are the top tips for covered entities that want to implement mobile...

How Secure Mobile Technology Can Improve the Patient Experience

by Elizabeth Snell

With the right secure mobile technology, healthcare organizations can not only quickly communicate with their employees, but also with patients. Whether through secure text messaging, patient portals, or even a secure email system, the right...

Does Healthcare BYOD Create Greater Security Issues?

by Elizabeth Snell

Recent surveys indicate that healthcare providers and patients could be hesitant over BYOD policies because of potential security risks. With healthcare BYOD policies, providers have the ability to access patient data at their fingertips. Moreover,...

Where is the Greatest Health Data Breach Risk for Providers?

by Elizabeth Snell

Health data breach risks can appear in numerous ways, including through relationships with contractors and from lackluster BYOD policies. Healthcare providers need to remain diligent as technology continues to evolve, ensuring that they are taking...

Healthcare BYOD Adoption: Five Security Considerations

by Elizabeth Snell

As we approach the end of 2014, technology continues to evolve and more healthcare organizations are implementing and fine-tuning their BYOD policies. The benefit with BYOD is that healthcare staff members can conveniently use their own devices...

NIST Mobile App Security Guidelines: Healthcare Key Points

by Elizabeth Snell

With more smartphones and tablets being used in the workplace, it’s increasingly important for employees to understand the risks associated with third-party mobile applications. The healthcare industry must be especially careful, as using...

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