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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Mobile Phone Use

If you are authorized to use your cell phone/smartphone for business, remember:

  • Password-protect your device.
  • Cell phone conversations should not occur in any area where patients or visitors are present.
  • Cell phones should be turned off or set to silent or vibrate mode during meetings, conferences and in other locations where incoming calls may disrupt normal workflow.
  • Do not text PHI.
  • Do not leave the device unattended.
  • If you are authorized to have ePHI on your mobile device, it must be encrypted.

Does you device need repair?

  • Contact the Help Desk to schedule the service.

Is your device missing?

  • Report a stolen or misplaced portable device immediately to the Help Desk. They will immediately reset all passwords to prevent unauthorized access.