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Healthcare Organizations Relying on Passive Mobile Device Security

June 13, 2018 - Half of healthcare organizations rely on passive mobile device security measures such as policy and education, which could leave them vulnerable to attack, according to an annual survey of more than 300 healthcare organizations by healthcare communications provider Spok. Around 44 percent of respondents rely on a secure wireless corporate network and 28 percent rely on application management...


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Healthcare Data Encryption Used by Half of US Organizations

by Fred Donovan

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Mobile Device Security Worries Plague Healthcare Providers

by Fred Donovan

Mobile device security is a top concern of healthcare providers when it comes to their mobile programs, according to a survey of 600 healthcare IT decision makers conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of mobile device management (MDM) provider...

Securing IoT Devices in the Increasingly Connected Hospital System

by Bill Kleyman

As a millennial, I love working with a connected hospital system. I can chat with my doctors through my phone, I can track my own information when I’m doing a visit, and I can even show my doctor some health stats from my fitness monitors....

Healthcare Most Likely to Suffer from Lagging Mobile Device Security

by Elizabeth Snell

Organizations across numerous industries are increasingly concerned about potential mobile device security threats, with approximately three-quarters stating that the risks associated with mobile devices have increased in the past year, according...

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...

Healthcare Secure Messaging, EHR Integration Top CIO Focal Points

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare secure messaging is one of the top focal points for CIOs, with 72 percent reporting that they currently utilize secure texting as part of their mobile strategy, according to a recent survey. Seventy-six percent reported they plan to...

Top Tips for Mobile Device Security, Keeping ePHI Secure

by Elizabeth Snell

More healthcare organizations are utilizing smart phones, laptops, and tablets for daily operations, but failing to include these devices in an enterprise-wide risk analysis could lead to mobile device security issues. Entities need to maintain...

Using Secure Texting for Improved Patient Care, Data Security

by Elizabeth Snell

Implementing new technical solutions, such as secure texting, can help healthcare providers of all sizes and in different locations better care for patients and ensure PHI security. Regardless of where an organization is based though, federal...

How Mobile Healthcare Users Affect the Industry, Data Security

by Bill Kleyman

We’re seeing a true evolution around mobile devices being brought into the healthcare world. Mobile healthcare users are quickly becoming the norm. As bring your own device (BYOD) programs continue to become more commonplace, 38 percent...

DHS Mobile Device Security Study Urges Federal Improvements

by Elizabeth Snell

A recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report on improving the federal government’s approach to mobile device security could also have potential impact on healthcare’s mobile approach. The report is based off of a study conducted...

Mobile Security Concerns Continue to Nag Health IT Leaders

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare IT decision makers may see the value in implementing mobile options, such as BYOD and mobile device management (MDM) solutions, but there are still mobile security concerns, recent research shows. More than one-quarter of IT decision...

Secure Texting Rules Clarified in Joint Commission Newsletter

by Elizabeth Snell

Using secure texting for patient care orders is still not acceptable, the Joint Commission explained in its December newsletter. While the Joint Commission had reinstated its ban on the mHealth platform earlier this year, it stated that some...

Health Data Privacy Risks Created with Wearable Devices

by Elizabeth Snell

Better standards on health data collection and use, and formal processes for assessing benefits and risks of using that data are to ways to help curb potential health data privacy risks that stem from wearables, according to a recent study. The...

Hospital Data Security Top CIO Priority for Mobile Workflow

by Elizabeth Snell

When it comes to mobile workflow investments, the majority of CIOs list hospital data security as a key driver, according to a recent Spok, Inc. survey administered by the College of Healthcare Information Management (CHIME). Specifically, 81...

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...

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