TMA and DocbookMD are offering a new, free white paper to help answer your HIPAA questions about the proper use of mobile technology in health care.
TMA members interested in adding or strengthening the use of mobile technology in their practice should invest only in services that are purpose-built and HIPAA-secure. The new white paper discusses how to implement mobile technology into a medical practice by focusing on three primary components.
- A practice should formally assess the risk posed by all mobile devices when accessing protected health information. By establishing a log of every mobile device that has been or is being used, a practice can create a comprehensive picture of where vulnerabilities may lie.
- All mobile devices in use at a practice should have a strong, multitiered set of security features. This includes strong passwords and two-factor authentication, as well as remote disabling options and firewall protection.
- Medical practices should ensure they have a clear policy of do's and don’ts for physicians and practice staff ― especially covering what happens if a device is lost, stolen, or compromised. All practice staff should be regularly trained on the risks of mobile use as well as how to mitigate those risks.
For complete details, download the white paper today.
You also can find information about the HIPAA Security Rule and cyber security on the TMA website.
As a TMA member, you have free access to one of the most rapidly growing, HIPAA-secure messaging applications for smartphones and tablet devices ― DocbookMD. With more than 30,000 physician users across 41 states, DocbookMD puts physicians in control of technology and across practice settings by enabling immediate, secure communication with practice staff and fellow practitioners.
Download the DocbookMD App for free in the Google Store or via iTunes.
Action, April 3, 2017
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May 13, 2020