Healthcare Information Security

Mobile Devices in Healthcare

Slack Adds HIPAA-Compliant Features to Enterprise Grid Messaging

February 8, 2019 - Slack recently added HIPAA compliance to its security features, directly related to file uploads. While the compliance is not currently related to communication channels or direct messaging between patients and providers, two sources told CNBC that those features are expected in the coming months. In fact, the messaging and chat app for businesses confidentially went public on Monday,...


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Mobile Devices in Healthcare Increase, as Do Security Challenges

by Insight

Healthcare organizations are deploying mobile devices in greater numbers to improve employee productivity and patient experience. In fact, 90 percent of healthcare IT decision-makers surveyed recently by Vanson Bourne said their...

Robust Health Data Security Needed for PHI-Laden Mobile Devices

by Fred Donovan

Strong health data security is vital for electronic media and mobile devices that process and/or store ePHI, stressed OCR in its August 2018 Cyber Security Newsletter. “Anyone with physical access to such devices and media,...

Oklahoma Government in Row Over Alleged HIPAA Violation

by Fred Donovan

Two branches of Oklahoma’s government are embroiled in a controversy over whether the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs committed a HIPAA violation when it allowed VA medical aides to access patient medical records using their...

NIST, NCCoE Publish Guide on Healthcare Mobile Device Security

by Fred Donovan

NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) have released a guide on how providers can improve healthcare mobile device security to better protect PHI. The guidance, Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices,...

Healthcare Organizations Relying on Passive Mobile Device Security

by Fred Donovan

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...

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)...

How to Secure a Mobile Device from Cybersecurity Threats

by Keith Tyson

As mobile devices become a growing presence in the healthcare industry, it is important to identify simple steps and best practices to ensure cybersecurity. These steps in protecting mobile devices in the healthcare field can even be...

Keeping Mobile Security A Priority in Connected Networks

by Elizabeth Snell

As more healthcare organizations implement and use connected devices, it is essential that they have comprehensive mobile security measures in place. No covered entity wants to experience a data breach, especially one that could have been...

How Apple-IBM deal may affect healthcare mobile security

by Patrick Ouellette

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...

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