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HITRUST Finds Lack of Healthcare Cybersecurity Awareness


Healthcare organizations are consistently lacking in their overall healthcare cybersecurity awareness, according to recent research from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). Moreover, many facilities do not understand the effectiveness...

Healthcare Security and Compliance Increases, Says DataMotion


The majority of healthcare organizations – 97 percent – have put healthcare security and compliance measures into place, according to DataMotion’s third annual survey on corporate email and file transfer habits. This is an increase...

Are Healthcare Cybersecurity Measures Strong Enough?


As more healthcare organizations implement EHRs and connect to HIEs, the need for stronger healthcare cybersecurity measures become more apparent. Facilities want information to be accessible to providers that are on the move, i.e. mobile device...

Top Tips on Healthcare BYOD Best Practices, Mobile Security


More healthcare facilities are beginning to consider mobile security options, and healthcare BYOD best practices are quickly becoming a popular topic in the industry. But what are the top tips for covered entities that want to implement mobile...

Creating your Enterprise Healthcare Mobility Network


Designing and implementing a healthcare mobility network requires a comprehensive approach. It starts with what we already know — the workplace is no longer bound to 9 to 5 work hours within your enterprise healthcare walls. Doctors, associates,...

Stronger Cybersecurity Encouraged with Presidential Order


President Barack Obama continued his push for stronger cybersecurity across the nation by issuing an executive order last week that promotes greater data sharing in the private sector. On Feb. 13, the President announced the executive order when...

How to Create a Secure Mobility Strategy


Last week, Anna Watterson, an associate at Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP, and Chris Avery, counsel at the same firm, presented a webcast on how healthcare organizations can create a secure mobility strategy. In “Best Practices for Creating...

Top Tips for Mobile Device Security


With technology continuing to evolve, the need for comprehensive mobile device security measures is becoming more essential to healthcare organizations of all sizes. BYOD policies might not be the right answer for all facilities, but it is difficult...

A Basic Review of Health Data Encryption


More healthcare organizations, and even several state governments, are beginning to consider health data encryption as a necessary approach to keeping sensitive data secure. Keeping information safe when it is stored locally on devices –...

Mobile Health Privacy Top Concern for mHealth Adoption


One of the largest barriers for mobile health (mHealth) adoption are concerns over mobile health privacy, according to a recent survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). A global survey of 144 healthcare leaders working in public and...

NH-ISAC, CIS Partner for Stronger Healthcare Cybersecurity


Last week the the National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) announced a strategic partnership to help create stronger healthcare cybersecurity measures across the nation. Ever...

Recent Healthcare Secure Messaging, Mobile Improvements


More organizations are implementing healthcare secure messaging platforms, along with other types of secure mobility improvements. Whether a facility is searching for a strong BYOD program, or is trying to pinpoint a secure messaging platform...

HIPAA Rules to be Clearer for mHealth, Says HHS Leader


The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has pledged to work more closely with mobile health (mHealth) companies to ensure that HIPAA rules are being properly adhered to. HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell wrote...

NIST Releases Secure Mobile Application Guide


With more healthcare organizations implementing mobile devices, it is essential that facilities are also choosing secure mobile applications. Even if employees are following the necessary security protocols, a mobile application with lackluster...

Secure Healthcare Data Sharing Apps Approved by FDA


Secure healthcare data sharing is quickly becoming a more popular topic in the industry, especially with the increased use in EMRs, HIEs and even connected medical devices. Mobile applications are also increasing in popularity for healthcare,...

Data Security Still a Concern for Digital Consumers


Wearable devices are becoming more popular, and the healthcare industry is working to remain on top of the trend. However, data security should remain a concern not only for consumers, but also for the companies that are creating healthcare wearable...

How Secure Mobile Technology Can Improve the Patient Experience


With the right secure mobile technology, healthcare organizations can not only quickly communicate with their employees, but also with patients. Whether through secure text messaging, patient portals, or even a secure email system, the right...

FDA Moves Forward in Medical Device Security Measures


An FDA program that aims to improve medical device security was moved from a pilot program to a full-time system. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it is transitioning its program that assesses the safety of medical...

Healthcare Privacy Top Concern for Government mHealth Apps


Healthcare privacy and security issues are barriers for mobile apps as technology evolves. Accessibility, interoperability, healthcare privacy, security, and legal concerns are top concerns for US government agencies that are creating mobile...

Mobile Healthcare Security Critical as Technology Evolves


A recent survey found that mobile healthcare security needs to be a top priority for providers. Whether it’s providers using laptops or patients using healthcare applications on their smartphones, mobile security is becoming an increasingly...


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