Mobile connectivity for both patients and physicians has grown in importance in recent years. Healthcare providers are trying to keep up with these changes and other mHealth trends to support their patients and employees, and to ensure the safety of critical data.
This goal is complicated by the availability of different operating systems and the ever-increasing number of mHealth applications. This guide covers the ways providers are attempting to allow for the safe use of mobile devices and applications through mobile device management (MDM) and bring your own device (BYOD) policies.
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The mHealth applications market has grown in response to patient demand, while providers are trying to keep up with its growth and eliminate potential security threats. While the FDA has said it won't regulate the sale of mobile devices, they're certainly keeping a close eye on the increasing number of mHealth apps.
Find out how certain mHealth apps can lead to better patient engagement, as well as improved health management and doctor-patient communication. Continue Reading
Managing mobile devices and BYOD
A BYOD policy is required in today's mobile world. It's no easy task to support all the devices and mHealth apps that can access patient data. MDM is one approach taken by today's providers to ensure their data is protected from internal and external threats.
Securing mobile devices and apps
Physicians' work is easier when the number of mobile devices they have to use is limited. This means hospitals will usually need to allow and support the use of personal mobile devices in the workplace. This section covers how care facilities should approach the task of mobile devices and applications.
The American Health Information Management Association has released a best practices guide to help patients choose the right mHealth application. Continue Reading
HIPAA compliance means ensuring the security of mobile devices. Continue Reading
BYOD and mHealth security quiz
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