Monday, January 30, 2012

Privacy and Security Mobile Device Good Practices Project Launched

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's (ONC) Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO), in working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (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 public input. Stay tuned for a public roundtable this Spring.

For information about other HHS mHealth activities, please visit the mHealth Initiative website:

Source: ONC News Release

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