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Association of Nurse Practitioners in Business Florida Chapter

Laptop and Tablet Security

Posted almost 5 years ago by Jean Aertker

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/771348?src=top10

See this link! Physician's Stolen Laptop Leads to $1.5 Million Settlement

Don't forget data can be stored on portable electronic devices, such as your Smartphone, as well as backup tapes, CDs, DVDS, and X-ray film (a catch-all category labeled "other"). If lost or stolen you can be held liable for breach of security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Bottom Line: Do ensure you have an encrypted system set up on all devices if accessing your EHR or patient data online! Don't assume a password access only will suffice! Get IT assistance!

Do you have a security procedure? Share with your colleagues how you meet this requirement!

 

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