Dartmouth: Hospitals must ramp up security for sensors, body area networks, mHealth apps | Healthcare IT News

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"Mobile technology makers and healthcare organizations are facing new privacy and security challenges due to the proliferation of mobile health apps and devices that must be overcome for those devices to achieve their promise."

As healthcare enterprises take advantage of mobile technology to better serve their patients, CISOs and risk and compliance managers need to focus on how they will secure protected health information (PHI) stored and transmitted by mobile devices and apps. In a new paper, Dartmouth College researchers suggest that mobile technology will only increase the quality of healthcare "...if individuals are confident in the privacy of their health-related information and if providers are confident in the security and integrity of the data collected."

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