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July 2012

Tools and techniques to improve mobile device security in health care

According to a new report by Manhattan Research, fully two-thirds of physicians in the U.S. will be using Apple iPads for professional purposes by 2013. A similar study in Europe showed that about 26% of physicians owned and used an iPad. Health care workers are using mobiles and tablet computers for various purposes such as looking up drug interactions, other medical reference material and, in some cases, electronic medical records of patients.  That brings to the forefront the issue of security of transmission and storage (even if temporary) of personal health information on these mobile devices. Privacy mandates like the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) also heighten anxiety about storage and use of personal medical information. Dive deeper into mobile device security Experts, users share thoughts on mobile device security in health care For health care, mobile device support means management, security Best practices for mobile device security in health care The ABCs of federal regulation for ...

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