HHS Releases Tips to Protect Patients' Information on Mobile Devices

HHS has launched a new education initiative and set of online tools with practical tips for healthcare providers and organizations to protect their patients' protected health information when using mobile devices.

"Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information" offers educational resources such as videos, easy-to-download fact sheets and posters to promote best ways to safeguard patient health information on laptops, tablets and smartphones. The initiative is available at www.HealthIT.gov/mobiledevices.

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