mobile device security

By Jonah Comstock July 27, 2015
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has penned a five-part draft guidance on cybersecurity for mobile devices that connect to electronic health records. The guidance includes a step-by-step how-to guide for improving data security that uses commercially available and open source tools and technologies, as...
By Jonah Comstock November 21, 2013
A new report from Juniper Research predicts that by 2018, 35 percent of consumer owned tablets and smartphones will be used for business. The bring-your-own-device trend, which is particularly prevalent in healthcare, will lead to more than a billion employee-owned devices in the workplace. According to the report, although BYOD is convenient for employees and can improve employee satisfaction...
By Jonah Comstock December 6, 2012
(Left to Right) Penelope Hughes, Andrew Litt, Rohit Nayak, and Omar Hussein When Meaningful Use Stage 2 roles out in 2013, one guideline hospital's EHRs will have to meet is increased protection of patient health information. That means the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) will be doing audits for HIPAA-compliance. The OCR fined Massachusetts Eye and Ear associates $1.5 million in September when...
By Neil Versel December 22, 2011
Perhaps the best-known hospital CIO in the country loves the potential of mobile devices to improve care, but he cautions that healthcare organizations had better understand and act to mitigate the risks mobility can introduce. Writing on the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality's Web M&M online journal, Dr. John Halamka, CIO of CareGroup Healthcare System in Boston, discusses his...

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