medicine: On the Move

October 4, 2011
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There is a good article about where medicine is going, and talking about mobile applications’ uses and pitfalls.

http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=739133

I esp like the section about “Applications, tools, and legislation for mobil device management, security”. I reprint it here from the Medical Economics article by Michael McBride, which is linked above:

Applications, tools & legislation for mobile device management, security

Many tools are available online for tracking/securing mobile devices and for preventing patient data from falling into the wrong hands. They include global positioning systems that track and locate mobile devices, data loss prevention tools that monitor data and prevent them from being removed from mobile devices, and remote data wipe tools, which enable organizations to simply delete their data from lost or stolen mobile devices, preventing potentially disastrous consequences. You can find information on many of these tools, and on the legislation regulating the use of mobile devices in healthcare, at these sites:

DEVICE MANAGEMENT APPS AND TOOLS

Official U.S. government site for global positioning system www.gps.gov

Rebecca Herold’s Privacy Management Toolkit www.privacyguidance.com/eMy_Mgmt_Tools.html

U.S. National Library of Medicine Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile

Google Remote Data Wipe for Mobile Devices www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=173390

VENDORS

Sophos www.sophos.com

Symantec www.symantec.com/index.jsp

McAfee www.mcafee.com/us

COVERED ENTITIES AND HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION

HHS Encryption Standard for Mobile Devices and Portable Media www.hhs.gov/ocio/policy/20070001001s.html

HIPAA www.hipaa.com/?s=mobile+devices

Are You a Covered Entity? (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) https://www.cms.gov/HIPAAGenInfo/06_AreYouaCoveredEntity.asp

HIPAA Administrative Simplification Statute and Rules www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/index.html

MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS

Information Systems Security Association https://www.issa.org

International Association of Privacy Professionals https://www.privacyassociation.org

Health Care Compliance Association www.hcca-info.org

American Health Information Management Association www.ahima.org/

OTHER KEY LINKS

Compliance Helper www.compliancehelper.com

Rebecca Herold & Associates, LLC www.privacyguidance.com

Encyclopedia of Information Assurance —4 Volume Set www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9781420066203/

Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program www.amazon.com/Managing-Information-Security-Awareness-Training/dp/1439815453/ref=dp_ob_title_bk#_

The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance www.amazon.com/gp/product/0849319536/sr=8-9/qid=1142209419/ref=sr_1_9/102-3491002-9536907?_encoding=UTF8

The Privacy Papers www.amazon.com/gp/product/0849312485/sr=8-2/qid=1142207926/ref=sr_1_2/102-3491002-9536907?_encoding=UTF8

Privacy Management Toolkit www.informationshield.com/privacy_main.html

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