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May 22, 2015  10:29 AM

Report explains how to secure expensive patient data on mobile devices

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
mobile device management, mobile health, Mobile technology

Medical information is one of the most valuable types of data hackers can get their hands on, according to a report by the...

December 13, 2012  11:55 AM

ONC launches mobile-device HIPAA compliance guidance page

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
BYOD, HIPAA, mHealth, mobile device management, mobile health, ONC

At this week's ONC Annual Meeting, federal health IT authorities unveiled a new site offering guidance for physicians and hospitals to deal with HIPAA compliance in the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era. Smartphones, tablets and laptops might make administering health care more convenient and...

October 2, 2012  12:56 PM

Government Accountability Office recommends medical device security

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FDA, gao, medical device security, mobile device management

As more personal health information flows through medical devices and over wireless networks, federal officials say more regulations are needed to ensure both device and data security. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a report...

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March 30, 2012  8:36 AM

The ABCs of federal regulation for mobile devices in health care

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
FCC, FDA, FTC, medical device security, mobile device management, nist, Office for Civil Rights

If it takes a village of federal agencies to raise the HITECH Act, it takes an alphabet soup of national departments to regulate the use of mobile devices in health care. During the...

February 6, 2012  1:07 PM

Use of iPad in health care rising, but will it plateau?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR usability, ipad adoption, ipad ehr, mobile device management

Use of the Apple Inc. iPad in health care has risen dramatically since the device was released nearly two years ago. The warm embrace that the industry gave the device, by now, surprises few...

October 27, 2011  1:15 PM

VA looks for help in managing up to 100,000 mobile devices

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
android os, ipad, iPhone, mobile device management, Mobile devices and telehealth

Now that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has given its clinicians the green light to use iPads and iPhones, it needs a way to manage those devices. To that...

August 11, 2011  1:52 PM

Even HIPAA auditors can have a health care data breach

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health care data breach, HIPAA auditors, HIPAA violations, mobile device management, PHI encryption

Since the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) began publishing information on health care data breaches affecting 500 or more individuals on its website, 300 breaches have been reported. Two of those

March 14, 2011  12:21 PM

Wavelink eyes mobile device management for health care

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
HIMSS 2011, mobile device management, mobile health

Wavelink Corp. has made a name for itself in mobile device management. Its Wavelink Avalanche wireless device and infrastructure management platform is used to manage smartphones, tablets and...

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