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In 2012, the Massachusetts Ear and Eye Infirmary was fined $1.5 million when they lost a mobile device containing confidential medical records of their patients. They were not the only ones. The Alaska public health network was also ordered to pay up when they had a similar breach.
Examples of healthcare organizations large and small failing to keep patient information secure and protected continue to dot the landscape. Mobile devices in healthcare continue their upward climb as more physicians and healthcare professionals move towards tablets and smartphones.
Is your healthcare IT support organization talking to you about the importance of safeguarding patient information on your tablet or mobile phone?
Here are three ideas we share with our healthcare IT support clients:
Thanks to Ryan Kalember, Chief Product Officer of WatchDox, for his expertise in bringing to light the three core focus areas that today’s medical practice needs to focus on to ensure healthcare IT security is properly maintained.
Besides these three core focus areas, we also recommend making sure that the proper healthcare IT security systems are in place. Antivirus, antimalware, spyware and spam filtering solutions are critical.
As your trusted healthcare IT security specialists we can make sure that your medical facility is properly secured and that you have the right healthcare IT support in place.
Call us for a no obligation review of your healthcare IT security and healthcare IT support needs.