Thursday, July 18, 2024
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BYOD in Health Care Requires Extra HIPAA Precautions

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Hospitals have differing policies when it comes to letting healthcare providers use their personal — or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) — mobile phones and other electronics to transmit and work with patients’ protected health information (PHI).

Simply put, some allow it; some provide a device for just work, allowing IT personnel to make the device as secure as possible; and some take a hybrid approach, such as telling physicians which brand to buy but leaving the rest to them, according to the Emergency Care Research Institute.

Read the full post on the iboss cybersecurity blog.

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