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NIST, NCCoE Publish Guide on Healthcare Mobile Device Security

NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) have released a guide on how providers can improve healthcare mobile device security to better protect PHI.

The guidance, Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices, provides IT professionals and security engineers with a security architecture that they can copy or recreate.

“Healthcare providers increasingly use mobile devices to store, process, and transmit patient information. When health information is stolen, inappropriately made public, or altered, healthcare organizations can face penalties and lose consumer trust, and patient care and safety may be compromised,” the guide explained.