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9 Questions to Consider When Using a Mobile Device to Access Internal Systems

Written by  Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 18 February 2013 17:23
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Here are nine questions to consider when using a mobile device to access an organization's internal network or system, such as an electronic health record system, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
1. Does your organization have a mobile device use policy?
2. Does your organization allow you to use your personal mobile device for work?
3. Do you know who your organization's privacy officer and security officer are?
4. Does your organization require you to register your mobile device with the organization?
5. Does your organization have a virtual private network that allows you to access, receive, or transmit health information securely with your mobile device?
6. Does your organization have a policy about storing health information on your mobile device?
7. Does your organization require you to back up health information from your mobile device to a secure server?
8. Does your organization require you to enable remote wiping and/or remote disabling on your mobile device?
9. Does your organization offer mobile device privacy and security awareness and training?

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