A Checklist for HIPAA-Compliant Email

Email is an easy way to communicate with colleagues and patients, but it also creates the risk of exposing protected health information (PHI). This HIPAA-compliant email checklist can help physicians ensure they take the precautions necessary to secure patient information. … Read More

How single sign-on (SSO) in healthcare improves a provider’s day

Are you ever frustrated by how often you log in to different apps or accounts? Constantly typing passwords and signing in can add precious minutes to an otherwise full work day. That’s one reason why many hospitals and healthcare organizations … Read More

Apple vs. Android: Which smartphone is most secure for clinicians?

Smartphones and tablets are now an integral part of operations in many healthcare settings. Used intelligently, mobile devices can save time, improve clinical documentation, and reduce after hours EHR time. But they also create new challenges for securing patient data. … Read More

How to understand your healthcare organization’s mobile device policies

Mobile devices are changing healthcare as more employees use their smartphones and tablets for work. Physicians and nurses are using their devices to check email, receive lab results, message with their team, and even add notes to the EHR. If … Read More

Can you protect PHI when using public WiFi?

Mobile devices make it easy for healthcare providers to work while away from the office. But getting online at a coffee shop or airport often means connecting to a public WiFi network, which presents a risk to protected health information … Read More

Developing your hospital or clinic’s mobile device policy

Nearly all health care professionals are now using smartphones, laptops, and tablets at work. Properly implemented, these mobile devices are valuable clinical tools. As healthcare embraces mobile, hospitals and clinics need policies to ensure that devices are used safely and efficiently … Read MoreRead More

Are mHealth apps covered by HIPAA?

With over 300,000 published mHealth apps on the market, many Americans are using mobile devices to track and share information about their health and fitness. While some of this data qualifies as protected health information (PHI), not all mHealth apps … Read More

How iOS 12 will make your iPhone more secure

Doctors with iPhones will want to download Apple’s new iOS 12 software update today. While features like faster swipe speeds and new Animojis will steal the headlines, the new software will also make your iPhone more secure. Data security is … Read More

How secure are your medical apps?

Smartphone and tablet users are increasingly using health-related apps, whether that’s a fitness tracker or an app to communicate with their provider. But privacy policies can be difficult to understand and many mobile health apps don’t adequately protect patient data. … Read More

Choosing the right medical app for data security

The past few years have seen record numbers of data breaches caused by cyberattacks and ransomware. These breaches have heightened legitimate concerns about the security of protected health information. As a provider, you’re already familiar with HIPAA, or the Health … Read More