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Mobile BYOD tips

HIM-HIPAA Insider, December 28, 2015

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Encryption is one thing. But people are the ones using devices. Hospitals must address the fine line between work and personal usage of mobile devices.

They must have strong bring your own device (BYOD) policies, procedures, and enforcement, HIPAA compliance experts tell Briefings on HIPAA.

It's a too-familiar tale for Martin Edwards, MS, CHC, CHPC. As compliance officer for Dell Services Health Care and Life Sciences in Plano, Texas, Edwards is responsible for HIPAA privacy and security and business process outsourcing compliance for Dell Services' healthcare line of business.

He watches the industry closely and sees too many missing pieces from hospitals and healthcare facilities when it comes to protecting mobile devices and having a solid compliance program around them.

This article was originally published in Briefings on HIPAA. Subscribers can access the full article in the November 2015 issue.

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