This material was originally developed and presented at AuDacity 2020.
The Need for Security and Privacy
What billboards know about you. Learn more from the NPR Planet Money episode.
Hacking/IT incidents was the top breach cause of healthcare in 2019 (Bitglass Healthcare Breach Report 2020)
HHS/OCR fined a hospital $1 million following the theft of one unencrypted laptop with 20,431 patient records.
What phone is most secure?
Both iPhone and Android have similar security features, even though Android has 86% global market share.
“Surveys have shown that around 80% of physicians use an iPhone,
while most of the remainder opt for Android smartphones.” (2014 study).
Smartphones in the Practice
Business and personal phones commonly used for:
- Practice email
- Web access to EDR/OMS
- Calendar and patient schedule
- Texts to co-workers
- Calls/voicemails with patients
- Photos and videos
- Practice social media
- Bank deposits, payments
- Stored passwords
Threats to phones from:
All enabled by insecure passwords and unencrypted data