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Understanding HIPAA Regulations and Mobile Devices


The proliferation of mobile devices has caused many covered entities and business associates to take a closer look at HIPAA regulations, to ensure that they remain secure while they are using the latest technologies. It is essential to...

How must mHealth App Developers Follow HIPAA Regulations?


The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has added a list of health app use scenarios in which HIPAA regulations would apply, helping to educate mHealth app developers on how to create apps that abide by HIPAA and that protect user and patient...

What Are Top Mobile Health Security Concerns in 2016?


Mobile health security has continued to grow with numerous advances in technology, and that trend will likely last into 2016. More providers are encouraging the use of mobile devices, and more consumers are looking for ways to become...

NSF Funds $10M Grant for Mobile Health Security Research


As a part of a research project to improve mobile health security, industry experts have found that a majority of the top-rated mHealth apps are not encrypting health information. In an investigation conducted by the Trustworthy Health...

How Premier Nephrology Utilizes Secure Messaging


Healthcare secure messaging has numerous benefits for covered entities, but organizations need to ensure that they remain HIPAA compliant as they take advantage of new technical options. Los Angeles, California-based Premier Nephrology...

Secure Messaging Still Concern for Healthcare Data Security


The rising prevalence of text messaging between physicians within a practice brings to the forefront questions of health data security and secure messaging devices. To explore these issues, researchers from the University of Chicago...

Why is Health Application Security Lagging Behind?


Healthcare application security is not as strong as other sectors, as it is frequently more likely to be targeted by cyber attacks, according to a recent Imperva survey. The 2015 Web Application Attack Report (WAAR) found that healthcare...

Building Strong Mobile Security with Proper Communication


Healthcare mobile security is a critical aspect to the industry, especially as patients and doctors continue to communicate through innovative channels. Whether it’s through secure email in a patient portal or a back-and-forth with a...

Most Physician Secure Messaging Apps Not HIPAA Compliant


Despite the critical nature of secure messaging and mobile security, several physician practices do not necessarily use secure methods of communication. According to a recent study by Infinite Convergence Solutions, Inc., most healthcare...

Mobile Security a Barrier to Health App Use, Study Shows


Calling into question the issue of mobile security, researchers Paul Krebs, PhD, and Dustin T. Duncan, ScD, conducted a mobile health app study, concluding that those who trust their data in health apps are generally only those who use the...

NIST, NCCoE Develop Mobile Device Security Draft Guide


To combat issues of mobile device security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) have developed a guideline for implementing mobile security measures on both...

Cybersecurity Plans See More Executive Support, Study Shows


As healthcare cybersecurity needs become increasingly urgent, researchers in a recent study found that CIOs and CISOs are being given more power and more budgetary means to combat cybersecurity threats. The study, which was conducted by...

What Are Top Healthcare Mobile Security Concerns?


Healthcare mobile security is an increasingly important issue in the industry, especially with more providers implementing BYOD strategies and connecting to outside networks. Employees need to have a comprehensive understanding of how to...

Health Application Security Lacking, Study Finds


As more healthcare organizations implement mobile devices, health application security is essential. However, if a recent research study is any indication, mobile applications have room for improvement when it comes to privacy and security...

NIST Guide Provides Strategies for Increased Email Security


Email hacking methods, such as phishing or the leaking of confidential information, can have catastrophic consequences such as health data breaches. As the Internet grows increasingly complex, and hackers grow more sophisticated, it is...

BYOD Privacy Concerns Push Security Admins Away, Says Report


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...

How to Secure a Mobile Device from Cybersecurity Threats


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...

Fitbit Announces New HIPAA Compliance Safeguards


Fitbit, Inc. recently announced that it now has HIPAA compliance safeguards in place to ensure that Fitbit Wellness customers can stay aligned with federal compliance standards. Fitbit Wellness is a “business-to-business offering...

Keeping Mobile Security A Priority in Connected Networks


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...

BYOD Use on the Decline Due to Health Data Security Risks


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...


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