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Are Your Mobile Devices HIPAA Compliant? Practical Steps to Ensure Compliance

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02/06/2013

An article from Ober | Kaler, Attorneys at Law

Mobile device use is becoming more commonplace in health care. Health care professionals use text messaging to communicate with each other about patient status. Medical schools now provide residents tablets to use as textbooks and to round on patients. With the increased use of mobile devices comes increased opportunity for HIPAA compliance issues. In the recently launched initiative, Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information, OCR and ONC provide tips on ways to safeguard protected health information (PHI) when using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones.

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