Healthcare providers had enough security concerns to tackle before the proliferation of mobile devices and patients' increased demand for their data complicated things. HIPAA compliance and patient data security are still key concerns of providers who now must ensure they are meeting those requirements while expanding their security coverage to protect their employees' use of mobile devices and other services, such as remote printing.
This guide goes into detail and gives examples of how providers have successfully updated their legacy software to stay ahead of today's security threats. How to avoid patient data theft and breaches is also covered in the sections below. Read on to discover how providers are creating more secure environments without restricting access to data and services.
1How to guard secure data-
Patient data security
From lost laptops to patient data hackers, providers have a number of threats from which they must shield their patient data. They must also strike a balance between accommodating the desires of physicians and patients who would like to have mobile access to data. HIPAA compliance and data security must also be considered when upgrading and maintaining EHRs and other health systems.
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2BYOD and mHealth concerns-
Providers are adjusting their security policies to accommodate the bring your own device (BYOD) trend in healthcare. For many, this involves learning to protect devices and data without restricting employees' mobile capabilities. Find out how providers are navigating the complex task of meeting HIPAA regulations while allowing the use of a growing number of mobile devices.
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3Omnibus complicates HIPAA-
Staying HIPAA-compliant is a key marker for providers who want to maintain an organization-wide culture of security. Understanding the rules of HIPAA is the first step in compliance. There are a number of different ways to become educated, including through a gaming module developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Viewing and transmitting patient data aren't the only means by which HIPAA can be violated. Find out why providers need to beware of wireless network extenders and remote printing.
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