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July 28, 2015  |  National Law Review

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (“NCCoE”) has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new series of publications “that will show businesses and other organizations how to improve their cybersecurity using standards-based, commercially available or open-source tools.” The guide discusses how to secure electronic health records on mobile devices.

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July 28, 2015  |  Federal News Radio

People use mobile devices for almost everything nowadays — sometimes even for viewing sensitive information. It's not just the intelligence community that needs to keep its devices protected. Medical providers need a middle ground between security and convenience as well. To that end, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released a new set of rules to help health care providers keep their mobile devices as secure as possible. Gavin O'Brien is a project manager at NCCoE.

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July 28, 2015  |  GovInfo Security

New draft guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology instructs healthcare providers on the critical steps they should take to secure electronic health records on mobile devices, says Nate Lesser, who helped prepare the document.

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July 27, 2015  |  Cyber Security Caucus

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards of Technology, is circulating a draft guidance on best practices for securing healthcare data on mobile devices.

The draft, entitled, “Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices,” is the first in a planned series of guidances on improving cybersecurity across many industries with the help of standards-based technology, the three-year old center announced.

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July 27, 2015  |  FierceEMR

NCCoE actually created a laboratory with the scenario of a hypothetical primary care physician using a mobile device in various ways, each of which involves interaction with the physician's electronic health record, such as for referencing lab results. The guide acknowledges that there's been a 125 percent growth in the number of intentional cyberattacks on healthcare organizations over a five year period, and that mobile devices are "especially vulnerable" to such attacks.

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July 27, 2015  |  HealthDataManagement

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft document aimed at healthcare information security, the first in a new series of guides intended to help enterprises and developers improve cybersecurity.

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July 26, 2015  |  FierceEMR

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has published a new guide to help healthcare providers make mobile devices that use or contain patient electronic health data more secure.

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July 26, 2015  |  HealthcareDive

According to NIST, its draft guide demonstrates how existing technologies can meet anorganization’s need to better protect information in its EHR system. More specifically, it shows how commercially available and open-source tools and technologies that are consistent with cybersecurity standards can help healthcare organizations that use mobile devices share patient health records more securely. 

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July 26, 2015  |  mHealthIntelligence

Incorrect prescriptions or delayed treatment are major concerns when it comes to data security in the healthcare field. As more physicians, nurses, and other providers continues to use smart phones or tablets at work, it grows vital to develop a companywide mobile security strategy.

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July 26, 2015  |  HealthITSecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) released a draft guide for healthcare providers on mobile device security. The draft is designed to help facilities keep patient information secure, and use proper cybersecurity techniques, on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Comments will be accepted on the mobile device security draft until September 25, 2015, according to a NIST press release.