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Resource Overview

The Office for Civil Right's new HIPAA random audit program is in effect and significantly increases enforcement procedures following breaches, Health Centers need to ensure that their organization is fully complying with HIPAA regulations while at the same time providing systems that meet modern health information sharing and communication requirements that allow for increaseed continuity of care.  

Health Centers will need the right privacy protections for health information, and the necessary documented policies and procedures per HIPAA regulations, as well as documentation of actions taken per the policies of their organization. The resources in this section provide best practices, strategies and templates for better understanding nuances of HIPAA regulations and how they pertain to a Health Center's specific setting.

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Security Implications of BYOD in Health Care
Optum

Security Implications of BYOD in Health Care

An Article from Optum

This article from Optum provides a breakdown on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy considerations based on the mix of devices your organization is trying to support, the size of your healthcare organization and implementation factors that may have an impact on success.

From the article introduction: "Technology is reshaping how health care operates, requiring new approaches to information and cyber security. Advancements in mobile technologies provide physicians and nurses with new tools to deliver care and stay connected to patients outside of the four walls of a hospital or clinic. In addition to clinicians, administrators and patients are also demanding remote access to medical and financial records, often using their own devices.

Mobile capabilities can enhance how clinicians deliver care, patients experience care, and administrators support operations. However, increased mobility, the Internet of Things (IoT), and bring your own device (BYOD) can also expose an organization to new vulnerabilities across the technology environment, especially at endpoints. Hospitals and health systems must be able to balance all end-user needs and expectations when adopting mobile, BYOD, and other digital capabilities. "

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This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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