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July 26, 2015  |  ExecutiveBiz

The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking public comment on its draft guide for securing medical and patient information on mobile devices.

NIST said Thursday the “Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices” document is the first in a series of publications providing guidance on the use of open source, standards-based or commercially available tools for cybersecurity.

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July 26, 2015  |  iHealthBeat

NIST developed the guidance along with private-sector cybersecurity experts from academia and the private sector (Ravindranath, Nextgov, 7/24).

The guide includes detailed explanations of how health IT professionals can implement security procedures throughout an organization's whole IT system.

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July 26, 2015  |  FierceEMR

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has published a new guide to help healthcare providers make mobile devices that use or contain patient electronic health data more secure.

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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 23, 2015  |  Law360

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence released on Thursday a draft for public comment of a guide to better protect medical information stored in and shared between mobile devices, the agency said in a statement.

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July 23, 2015  |  FCW

What: "Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices," the first document in a new series of publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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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.