This video series provides scenarios of some of the common risks you may face when using a mobile device for patient care. The videos explore mobile device risks and discuss privacy and security safeguards you can put into place to mitigate the risks. You can use these videos to help raise privacy and security awareness within your organization. We suggest that you watch the videos in the order below.
Worried About Using a Mobile Device for Work? Here's What To Do! emphasizes the importance of educating oneself about privacy and security risks related to mobile devices. The video also describes safeguards for protecting and securing patients' health information when using mobile devices.
Securing Your Mobile Device is Important! provides an overview why it is important for providers to pay attention to and address the privacy and security of patients' health information when using mobile devices. This video explains the topic of risk while using mobile devices to access, transmit, receive, and store patients' health information.
Dr. Anderson's Office Identifies a Risk focuses on one provider’s office and one mobile device risk. The video explains the importance of performing a risk analysis, developing a risk management strategy, developing and implementing policies and procedures, and privacy and security training and education when using mobile devices in a health care setting.
A Stolen Mobile Device reinforces the importance of proactively implementing safeguards when using mobile devices to access, receive, transmit, and store patients' health information. The video explores preventive measures for safeguarding patients' health information in the event a mobile device is lost or stolen.
Can You Protect Patients' Health Information When Using a Public Wi-Fi Network? raises awareness of the privacy and security risks of accessing, receiving, transmitting, or storing patients’ health information on a mobile device in a public space using an unsecured public wireless Internet network. The video explains safeguards for protecting patients’ health information while in a public space and using a public wireless network.
NOTE: The content on the Mobile Device Privacy and Security subsection of HealthIT.gov is provided for informational purposes only and does not guarantee compliance with Federal or state laws. Please note that the information and tips presented may not be applicable or appropriate for all health care providers and professionals. We encourage providers, professionals, and organizations to seek expert advice when evaluating these tips. The Mobile Device Privacy and Security subsection of HealthIT.gov is not intended to be an exhaustive or definitive source on safeguarding health information from privacy and security risks. It is also not intended to serve as legal advice or offer recommendations based on a provider’s or professional’s specific circumstances. For more information about the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, please visit the HHS Office for Civil Rights Health Information Privacy website.