Mobile device management (MDM) is an industry term for the administration of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. MDM is usually implemented with the use of a third party product that has management features for particular vendors of mobile devices.
With the compliance concerns that all medical organizations face, healthcare mobile device management needs to be taken very seriously. To ensure HIPAA privacy and security rules, healthcare facilities need to ensure they are taking the necessary steps when managing mobile devices in their organization.
Organizations must be up to date with changing trends, guidelines, laws, and government regulations to minimize their risk – follow these 5 steps to protect the health information patients entrust to you!
5 Steps to Successful Medical Mobile Device Management:
Decide how to allow your professionals to use their mobile devices. Whether mobile devices will be used to access, receive, transmit, or store patients' health information or be used as part of your organizations internal network or systems. Understand how to avoid risks to your organization by obtaining expert advice to ensure you meet regulations and are compliant before granting access to your professionals.
Consider the risks when using mobile devices to transmit the health information your organization holds by conducting a risk analysis to identify threats and vulnerabilities.
Identify a mobile device risk management strategy, including privacy and security safeguards. A risk management strategy will help your organization develop and implement mobile device safeguards to reduce risks identified in the risk analysis, including an evaluation and regular maintenance of the mobile device safeguards you put in place.
Develop, document, and implement your organization's mobile device policies and procedures to safeguard health information.
Conduct mobile device privacy and security awareness and ongoing training for providers and professionals.
Managed Solution helps its healthcare partners face daily challenges, some of which include managing applications, data, and security. These three areas are of particular concern for your IT department. Our healthcare partners have had success combating these challenges by implementing Mobile Device Management solutions.
Managed Solution is the premier provider of IT support services and technology recommendations for the healthcare industry. Founded in 2002, we enjoy a proud tradition of partnering with the IT staff of the many organizations we work with. We can even act as your IT team. For more information on healthcare specific solutions contact Managed Solution at 800-550-3795 or fill out the contact form.
Information via HealthIT.gov
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