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July 26, 2015  |  HealthcareDive

According to NIST, its draft guide demonstrates how existing technologies can meet anorganization’s need to better protect information in its EHR system. More specifically, it shows how commercially available and open-source tools and technologies that are consistent with cybersecurity standards can help healthcare organizations that use mobile devices share patient health records more securely. 

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July 26, 2015  |  mHealthIntelligence

Incorrect prescriptions or delayed treatment are major concerns when it comes to data security in the healthcare field. As more physicians, nurses, and other providers continues to use smart phones or tablets at work, it grows vital to develop a companywide mobile security strategy.

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July 26, 2015  |  HealthITSecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) released a draft guide for healthcare providers on mobile device security. The draft is designed to help facilities keep patient information secure, and use proper cybersecurity techniques, on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Comments will be accepted on the mobile device security draft until September 25, 2015, according to a NIST press release.

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July 26, 2015  |  CSO

Health care providers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets for tasks such as accessing and transferring medical records, and submitting prescriptions, but these devices may not be secure enough to protect sensitive medical information from hackers.

That's the conclusion of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, whose cybersecurity center released a draft guide Thursday to help health IT professionals shore up the mobile devices.

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July 26, 2015  |  MedCityNews

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards of Technology, is circulating a draft guidance on best practices for securing healthcare data on mobile devices.

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July 26, 2015  |  SecureWorld

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new series of publications that will show businesses and other organizations how to improve their cybersecurity using standards-based, commercially available or open-source tools.

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July 26, 2015  |  MobiHealthNews

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has penned a five-part draft guidance on cybersecurity for mobile devices that connect to electronic health records. The guidance includes a step-by-step how-to guide for improving data security that uses commercially available and open source tools and technologies, as well as sections on standards and control mapping and risk assessment.

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July 23, 2015  |  NextGov

The federal government is attempting to ensure that doctors don't inadvertently compromise patient data when they use smartphones to access electronic health records.

The National Institutes of Standards in Technology this week released a step-by-step guide for hospitals and IT professionals, listing ways to secure the connection between devices and electronic health records.

In the news
July 23, 2015  |  BizBeat

How necessary are these guidelines for the health care industry?

"You wouldn't believe how many doctors are still sharing data using Dropbox," said Grant Elliott, founder and CEO of Arlington-based health IT and risk management firm Ostendio. I could almost hear him shaking his head in exasperation over the phone.

In the news
July 23, 2015  |  Computerworld

Health care providers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets for tasks such as accessing and transferring medical records, and submitting prescriptions, but these devices may not be secure enough to protect sensitive medical information from hackers.

That's the conclusion of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, whose cybersecurity center released a draft guide Thursday to help health IT professionals shore up the mobile devices.