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Data Security Top Reason Hospitals Prohibit Healthcare BYOD

September 20, 2017 - 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 on their BYOD views, and found that 71 percent of hospitals in 2017 allow for BYOD policies. This is an increase from the 58 percent that allowed...


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Why Halifax Health Opted for a New Secure Texting Option

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There is a fine line between implementing innovative technologies, such as secure texting solutions, and ensuring healthcare data security. Additionally, physician and clinician workflow must also be considered with any new systems or devices....

How Mobile Healthcare Users Affect the Industry, Data Security

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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...

Maintaining PHI Security with Specialized mHealth App Usage

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Healthcare secure messaging is an increasingly popular way for clinicians to communicate with patients, even offering patients the chance to better manage chronic conditions. PHI security cannot be compromised with the technology though, and...

Top 4 Key Concerns in Healthcare Mobile Security Options

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It can be daunting to choose the right mobile tools to help a healthcare organization stay innovative. It can be even more daunting though to ensure that mobile security remains a top priority and that PHI stays secure. Healthcare IT leaders...

Secure Messaging App Implemented in 26% of Healthcare Orgs

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Few hospitals have access to a fully implemented secure messaging system, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. The majority of hospital-based clinicians – 79.8 percent – are provided pagers for...

Secure Messaging Key Focal Point for Most Wired Hospitals

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Smart phones are becoming increasingly critical aspects for healthcare providers, with the American Hospital Association’s Hospital & Health Networks (H&HN) Most Wired rankings showing secure messaging a key tool for patients and...

How Weak Mobile Health App Privacy, Security Affects Patients

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Mobile users are increasingly utilizing their devices for healthcare needs, whether it is through fitness trackers or even for communicating with providers. However, inadequate mobile health app privacy or policies that are difficult to understand...

Utilizing Secure Texting for Efficient, Simple Communications

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Maintaining HIPAA compliance in provider-to-patient communication and even in physician-to-physician communication is critical, which is why secure texting has increased in popularity. With technology evolving, organizations cannot afford to...

CIOs Report Budgets are Top Patient Data Security Risk

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Patient data security should always be a top priority for healthcare providers, but ensuring PHI security has become more difficult as clinical mobility continues to expand. Just over half – 56 percent – of surveyed healthcare CIOs...

DHS Mobile Device Security Study Urges Federal Improvements

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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...

DirectTrust PHI Sharing Grew 21% from 2016 to 2017

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DirectTrust use, including PHI sharing and Direct exchange transactions, continued to increase from Q1 2016 to Q1 2017, according to a DirectTrust statement. The number of healthcare organizations served by DirectTrust health information service...

Mobile Security Strategies for Common Provider Concerns

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As covered entities and business associates continue to adopt mobile security strategies, it can be increasingly difficult to find tools that are innovative but do not compromise security. Mobile app privacy and security worries and maintaining...

Provider Secure Messaging May Encourage Patient Communication

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Healthcare providers may have a positive impact in how patients utilize secure messaging, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR). Provider secure messaging levels can predict their patients’...

Mobile Security Essential Healthcare Provider Priority

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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...

How Effective is Secure Messaging in Healthcare Communication?

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Healthcare communication is ever-evolving, as more organizations continue to implement BYOD options and secure messaging or secure texting platforms. Providers want to have effective ways to communicate that do not compromise patient information....

Healthcare Apps Privacy, Security Top Provider Concern

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Healthcare providers stated that their top concern with third party healthcare apps was their privacy and security capabilities, according to a recent Substitutable Medical Applications, Reusable Technology (SMART) Health IT study. Just under...

How Secure Communication Platform Benefits TX Health System

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As more healthcare providers are implementing mobile devices and opting for new technologies to improve patient care, the need for secure communication platforms have become more necessary. Physicians need to be able to communicate with one another,...

Mobile Security Concerns Continue to Nag Health IT Leaders

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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...

What Happened with mHealth Security, Mobile Privacy in 2016?

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Covered entities and business associates are continuously searching for the technologies that can improve physician workflow, while also ensuring PHI security. Mobile devices are increasing in popularity, and are quickly becoming beneficial tools...

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