PORTLAND, Ore. July 20, 2011
September 22, 2009 May 8, 2011 Chad Boeckmann Rebecca Herold Rick Kam
Electronic Health Records Increase Mobile Device Usage
Sixty-four percent of physicians own smartphones and 30 percent of physicians have an iPad, with another 28 percent planning to buy one within six months, according to a recent Manhattan Research study. 10,000 mobile healthcare applications are available today on the iPad, with a larger number of them created to provide access to electronic health records. Additionally, one-third of physicians use their mobile devices to input to EHR while seeing patients, while the information is fresh.
Experts Offer Their Insights on mHealth
Jill Arena Health e Practice Solutions, LLC, consulting and technology solutions, www.healthepracticesolutions.com/ :
Chad Boeckmann www.securedigitalsolutions.com/ :
Rebecca Herold Rebecca Herold www.privacyguidance.com/ :
Rick Kam www.idexpertscorp.com :
- Whenever possible, don’t store sensitive data on wireless devices. If required, ensure the data is encrypted.
- Enable password protection on wireless devices, and configure the lock screen to come on after a short period of inactivity.
- Turn on the Remote Wipe feature of wireless devices.
- Enable Wi-Fi network security. Do not use WEP, and only use WPA-1 with strong passphrases. Use WPA-2 if possible.
- Change the default SSID and administrative passwords.
- Don’t transmit your wireless router’s SSID.
- Only allow your devices to connect by specifying their hardware MAC address.
- Implement a Wireless Intrusion Prevention System."
Robert Siciliano personal security and identity theft expert, www.IDTheftSecurity.com :
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