Despite concerns over security and patient information privacy, the healthcare industry is one of the most aggressive when it comes to adopting BYOD.
HIPAA protects data privacy in medical settings but maybe not so much in general consumer use.
When participants are treated as partners rather than subjects, all benefit from the experience.
While those in healthcare, particularly physicians, will find this info helpful, it is also important for everyday people to understand what their doctors should be doing to protect the privacy of their electronic medical records and what the "notice of privacy practices" means to patients.
The Health and Human Services Department has levied a $1.2 million fine on Affinity Health Plan for failing to erase protected health information from photocopiers that it returned to leasing agencies.
The Department of Health and Human Services is levying a $1.7 million fine on managed care company WellPoint for exposing health records of 612,402 individuals to the Internet in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Vermont and North Dakota recently beefed up their data breach notification laws, according to the Data Privacy Monitor published by the BakerHostetler law firm.
As health care firms are increasingly taking advantage of mobile health applications, data security has become an even greater concern, cautioned Andrew Brown, executive director of enterprise research at Strategy Analytics.
Enterprises should conduct a BYOD impact study in order to provide a high level of service and support for users and devices, while securing corporate data and networks said Gary Audin, president of the Delphi consulting firm.
Back in December 2009, the White House challenged the federal government to be more transparent and better leverage social media by issuing an Open Government Directive. More than a year later, many