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August 02, 2015  |  CBS6 Albany

As news of yet another breach of personal information and medical records surfaces, the federal government is encouraging the healthcare industry to do a better job when it comes to security.

An Indiana medical software company has reported the private information of 3.9 million people nationwide was exposed when its networks were hacked earlier this year.

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July 29, 2015  |  HealthcareDive

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at NIST has released a draft of its first guide on how to make mobile devices more secure to protect patient information.

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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New draft guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology instructs healthcare providers on the critical steps they should take to secure electronic health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Excellence, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards of Technology, is circulating a draft guidance on best practices for securing healthcare data on mobile devices.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  |  ExecutiveBiz

The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking public comment on its draft guide for securing medical and patient information on mobile devices.

NIST said Thursday the “Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices” document is the first in a series of publications providing guidance on the use of open source, standards-based or commercially available tools for cybersecurity.

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July 26, 2015  |  iHealthBeat

NIST developed the guidance along with private-sector cybersecurity experts from academia and the private sector (Ravindranath, Nextgov, 7/24).

The guide includes detailed explanations of how health IT professionals can implement security procedures throughout an organization's whole IT system.