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Dell Healthcare’s CTO Discusses Mobile Health and Data Security

The folks over at eWeek sat down recently with Dell Healthcare’s CTO Dave Marchand to discuss how healthcare organizations should approach security.  In an interesting Q&A session, Mr. Marchand talks about the importance of encryption, how to secure mobile devices and much more.

In a relatively short period of time we’ve seen some rather large security breaches, such as one at Stanford Hospital where over 20,000 patient records were leaked to a private Website by a contractor, or the misplacement of backup tapes for Tricare, a provider of health care services to active and retired military personnel.  As the healthcare industry moves towards digital and mobile communication and access, security has been brought into the spotlight like never before.

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Report: Healthcare Organizations Not Prepared to Secure Patient Data

As the healthcare industry turns its focus to new digital and mobile technology, ensuring patient data and other sensitive areas are kept secure has become a major issue for hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

A new report out from PwC claims healthcare companies aren’t as prepared as they should be.  The report, entitled “Old Data Learns New Tricks: Managing Patient Privacy and Security on a New Data-Sharing Playground,” shows that despite advances in electronic health records (EHRs) and security technology, healthcare organizations have yet to adopt privacy measures on a large scale.

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