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What is an “organization” for purposes of the Mobile Device Privacy and Security subsection of HealthIT.gov?

What is an “organization” for purposes of the Mobile Device Privacy and Security subsection of HealthIT.gov?

For purposes of the Mobile Device Privacy and Security subsection of HealthIT.gov, an “organization” includes:

  • The entity for which a health care provider or professional works
  • A health care setting in which a provider or professional provides patient care
  • The owner of any resources the provider or professional uses to deliver patient care
  • The owner of any networks or systems the provider or professional uses to deliver patient care

Examples include a provider’s or professional’s practice, clinic or a hospital at which the provider or professional practices. Organizations range from small, private practices with fewer IT resources to larger health systems offering more technical guidance to their workforce.



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