Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FW: Privacy and Security Mobile Device Good Practices Project Launched

This just crossed my desk. I think that Mobile Devices do present a Risk that is higher than most people think about. But I don't think that Mobile Devices are special. Risk based approaches are the right answer.

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From: ONC Health IT [mailto:onchealthit.@service.govdelivery.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:46 PM
To: Moehrke, John (GE Healthcare)
Subject: Privacy and Security Mobile Device Good Practices Project Launched

HealthIT.gov

Privacy and Security Mobile Device Good Practices Project Launched
ONC's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO), in working with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently launched a Privacy & Security Mobile Device project.

The project goal is to develop an effective and practical way to bring awareness and understanding to those in the clinical sector to help them better secure and protect health information while using mobile devices (e.g., laptops, tablets, and smartphones). Building on the existing HHS HIPAA Security Rule - Remote Use Guidance, the project is designed to identify privacy and security good practices for mobile devices. Identified good practices and use cases will be communicated in plain, practical, and easy to understand language for health care providers, professionals, and other entities.

HHS will be looking for your input. Stay tuned for a public roundtable this Spring.

For information about other HHS mHealth activities, please visit the mHealth Initiative website: http://www.hhs.gov/open/initiatives/mhealth/index.html.