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Mobile Device Security

Top Tips for Mobile Device Security, Keeping ePHI Secure

November 1, 2017 - 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 ePHI security and understanding the potential risks associated with mobile devices is a key part of that, OCR stressed in its recent cybersecurity...


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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

by Elizabeth Snell

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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