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Health Information Privacy and Security
Using Mobile Devices

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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