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Five Best Practices That Healthcare Provider CIOs Can Use to Reduce Mobile Device Security Risk

Published: 20 September 2017

ID: G00341519

Analyst(s): Gregg Pessin


Mobility is a defining characteristic of the next-generation healthcare provider. However, there are security challenges that accompany the benefits. Healthcare provider CIOs who employ mobile risk mitigation best practices will be able to safely evolve their enterprises to real-time health systems.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • The Real-Time Healthcare System Framework


  • Identify the Most Likely Mobile Device PHI Disclosure Risks, and Define a Specific Risk Mitigation Process for Each Situation
  • Use the Five-Step Process to Reinforce and Update Your Mobile Device Policies and Technical Controls Regularly
    • The Five-Step Process
  • Ensure All Mobile Devices and Apps Can Be Provisioned and Managed Centrally
  • Create a Comprehensive Plan to Educate and Train Healthcare Users on Security and Compliance Risks
  • Prepare for the Shift From Device-Centric Security to Data-Centric Security

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