Is there such a thing as privacy anymore?
Online health portals, electronic medical records, and mobile health technology – although these tools streamline access to health information, they also bring more risks of that information being seen by unwanted eyes.
Securing Information in a Mobile Health World discusses the issues, threats, and solutions you need to know in order to help ensure health information stays between patient and provider.
What about wearable tech?
Understand the specific concerns surrounding the security of health information stored in, or transmitted by, mobile wearable health devices like smartwatches and fitness bands. Know which laws may govern mobile health apps, including:
- FDA regulations
- FTC regulations
- State consumer protection laws
Of course, wearable items aren’t the only mobile devices used to send and receive health information. Learn more about HIPAA-compliant texting and tips for keeping laptops secure from breaches and misuse.
Security from the top down
Discover how to adequately address security issues at the organizational level, including advice for developing personalized policies, procedures, and practices that work for an organization’s particular size and sophistication. Receive guidance on topics such as:
- Role of the security officer
- Reporting structure for unauthorized uses/disclosures of sensitive information
- Processes for vetting subcontractors that handle health information
- Training methods and timing
- Record retention for access and audits
Handling a breach
Despite their best efforts, your client’s network has been breached and private health information has been accessed. Now what? Learn the steps to take after a breach incident as well as how to work with your client to prevent future breaches. Find tips for:
- Notifying affected individuals
- Mitigating harm
- Reporting to government agencies
- Taking corrective measures
Improve your privacy proficiency
Protecting the privacy of health information in a world where technology and mobile devices are making information more easily accessible requires knowing the right rules, planning ahead, and handling crises calmly. Don’t miss Securing Information in a Mobile Health World.