Monday, June 18, 2012

Off-the-shelf smartphones meet few HIPAA, MU security requirements | mobihealthnews

Most mobile phones on the market today meet no more than 40 percent of security requirements — such as those called for by HIPAA or proposed "meaningful use" Stage 2 standards — in the out-of-the-box configurations, according to theOffice of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

And even after being manually configured, only iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones typically achieve about 60 percent of standards. Other brands do not fare as well, Will Phelps, an IT security specialist in ONC's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, said, according to a report in Government Health IT.


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