Most healthcare professionals are busy people, running in multiple directions at once. Being able to stay connected and complete projects from a phone, tablet or computer is a huge asset. In fact, most doctors, nurses and technicians will tell you that they couldn’t live without their mobile devices to stay connected to patients, hospitals, labs and such.
The real problem comes when a doctor loses his phone at a restaurant—or a medical technician leaves his laptop on an airplane. What happens then? According to best practices and HIPAA compliance guidelines, this is a violation that could result in an investigation and hefty fines.
Can your healthcare organization survive a big HIPAA investigation? These can drag on for months, result in huge fines, and damage your reputation. That’s the bad news! The good news is that there is a way to allow your staff to use their mobile devices while still staying in compliance with HIPAA guidelines.
If a device is lost or stolen, you must have a way to remotely erase all confidential medical information. And, with today’s technology, this is not a problem. With just a little planning and help from an experienced managed IT service provider, you can ensure that all electronic protected health information (ePHI) is fully protected.
Follow these 7 guidelines to ensure that your mobile policies are compliant with HIPAA guidelines:
When you work with an experienced IT security specialist like HitsTech, you can rely on them to create strong HIPAA best practices and intiate guidelines across your healthcare organization that will ensure compliance. Your employees will be able to use their devices anytime and from anywhere without worrying about security.
HitsTech is your trusted IT security pro. We’ve been in this business long enough to know what it takes to keep all your mobile devices secure. With over 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, we provide quality IT services that fit into any budget.
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