NIST Releases Draft Cybersecurity Practice Guide For Electronic Health Records

On July 22, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (“NCCoE”), a U.S. government organization formed in 2012 within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), released a draft Cybersecurity Practice Guide pertaining specifically to the use of mobile devices to store, access and transmit electronic health records.  The draft Practice Guide is NCCoE’s first such publication in a special series, and, while it applies only to a narrow set of scenarios, it may shed light on how the organization will approach similar scenarios in the future. 


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