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3 steps for mobile medical data security

Mobile medical professionals need mobile medical data. Whether they’re taking files from office to office for consultation or carrying patient information for in-home visits, data is as much a part of the modern professional’s kit as a stethoscope. This means that data security also needs to ‘go mobile’ to make sure sensitive information is always […]

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Why you need to have a physical security policy

Physical security and the healthcare sector Healthcare data is extremely valuable, so it comes as no surprise that recent security and data breaches at healthcare facilities have been making headlines. Just how valuable is it? Personal health records routinely fetch more than credit card data on the black market. This is why your physical IT […]

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Malvern PA: Stolen Laptop Leads to $2.5 Million HIPAA Breach Penalty

The theft of a laptop computer containing information of nearly 1,400 patients was among two HIPAA breaches that led a Pennsylvania provider of remote heart monitoring to pay $2.5 million, federal authorities said this week. Malvern-based CardioNet, Inc., essentially had no process at all for securely managing electronic protected health information (ePHI) of the patients […]

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