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Patient privacy: The BYOD risk in healthcare organizations

Jan-Jaap Jagger, Vice President, APAC and Emerging Markets, Acronis | June 4, 2015
With bring your own device (BYOD) so pervasive now, there's a much higher risk of sensitive information being leaked.

Organizations should secure data with mobile file management (MFM), in addition to securing mobile devices. Doing so will enable IT teams to determine who can access sensitive files and how files can be used, putting a stop to the free-for-all exchange of data. Most importantly, MFM allows IT to perform remote wipes of sensitive information from mobile devices.  This is helpful in cases where an employee is fired or resigns from an organization while still in possession of a device containing confidential data.

With BYOD firmly rooted in healthcare organizations across the country, implementing MDM and MFM policies can help maintain patient privacy, while ensuring that employees can keep using their mobile devices seamlessly and effectively.

 

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