- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft guide to help healthcare organizations increase mobile data security.
- The need for such a guide is increasing as more and more providers are transmitting healthcare data via their smartphones and tablets.
- As of now, many mobile devices are not secure enough to protect against potential hackers.
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.
The draft guide, which can be tailored to your own organization's needs, includes a section on approach, architecture and security characteristics; a detailed how-to-guide for security engineers; a section on standards and controls mapping and a section on risk assessment and outcomes.