Top 5 Strategies Hospitals Use to Protect Patient Data

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More than 100 providers report securing patient data as a primary concern due to clinicians' increasing use of mobile devices to access medical information, according to the "2012 Mobile Applications: Can Enterprise Vendors Keep Up?" report, published by KLAS, a healthcare delivery research firm.

Virtualization software that presents clinical information on a mobile device but keeps the data from being stored on the device is the most commonly used security method, with 52 percent of respondents citing it as their main security method. Here are the top five methods used by providers to protect data accessed by mobile devices:

1. Virtualization — 52 percent
2. Encryption — 46 percent
3. MDM Software — 35 percent
4. Limit Devices — 12 percent
5. Internal cloud — 11 percent

According to the report, even while utilizing multiple security measures, providers reported being wary of the mobile environment in healthcare.

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