Security Tips to Combat Mobile Device Threats to Health Care - Slide 8

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Don't permit access to PHI by mobile devices without strong technical safeguards: encryption, data segmentation, remote data erasure and access controls, VPN software, etc.
– Kelly Hagan, attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Mobile devices are an enforcement priority for the OCR and justify significant investment in secure technology by the covered entity. If such technology is beyond an organization's means, then organizations shouldn't permit mobile device access: It is inherently insecure and may end up costing your organization much more than supplying good technical safeguards.

 

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