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How secure is your Personal Health Information? February 22, 2013

Have you ever thought about the accuracy of your health records? How secure do you think they are as they are used by and exchanged between various health providers? At Electrosoft, we are currently working with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to provide interoperable approaches for securing electronic health records. Under contract to NIST, we are supporting the NCCoE initiative to identify methods to support health professionals who view and transfer your confidential information using mobile devices.  

In today’s environment, doctors are relying on mobile devices more than ever to send referrals, e-prescriptions, patient lab results, view hospitalized patient’s charts, and order clinical tests. It’s imperative that the transmission of your personal information is done in a secure manner.   

As a team, we are excited to have the opportunity to work with the NCCoE to help improve the overall security of health information exchange. As security professionals, it’s important for us to assist in the development of practices that will allow secure transfers of your patient records.

The benefit that this project provides could potentially change the way professionals think about their mobile environments. Mobile security threats are increasing daily and one of our goals is to make people aware of these dangers. As more health professionals switch over to mobile platforms to perform their duties, it is vital that they understand the risks associated with mobile devices.

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about our involvement within the NCCoE, please Contact Us

For more information regarding Electrosoft’s various Cybersecurity Strategic Services, Click Here 

  - Vince Johnson

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