Have a proactive data management strategy. – Chad Boeckman, president, Secure Digital Solutions, LLC
With an increasing number of health care practitioners using mobile devices to access patient-related information a proactive data management strategy has never been more important. The health care industry can adopt data protection concepts from the financial industry. For example, credit cards are now increasingly sent using tokenization technology. This technology can be adopted for the health care industry to allow access to patient data on an as needed basis. The goal of this strategy is to protect critical patient data through access profiles specific for mobile devices and related applications. Mobile devices accessing sensitive information will continue to grow particularly as the adoption of EMR systems continually expands and complimentary mobile applications allow for ease of access outside of the office.