Insight Outlines Top Five Traits of Strong Mobile Security in the Healthcare Industry
From hospital emergency rooms to the local doctor's office, healthcare providers are increasingly reliant on mobile devices as core elements of the care delivery experience for patients. Recognizing the explosive growth of mobile devices in healthcare, Insight Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:NSIT) U.S. Operations released its list of the top five things healthcare organizations should look for when choosing mobile security software.
Insight Enterprises: Top Five Key Factors For Mobile Security in Healthcare
- Purpose-built for healthcare - Providers should look for software that was built specifically for the healthcare industry and has content classifiers to sort crucial healthcare data, such as medical terms and patient identification numbers.
- Compliance savvy - It is critical that software provides easy-to-use templates for compliance mandates, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act. This helps eliminate manual processes that often bog down IT staff.
- Accommodates unstructured data - Mobile security solutions must support large volumes of unstructured content, such as lab results and X-rays, which are more difficult to adhere to compliance standards. Providers should consider secure content containers and secure messaging platforms that can protect sensitive data while at rest and in flight.
- Secures endpoints and network - Patients, visitors, and clinicians all roam throughout healthcare facilities with mobile devices. This requires a solution that can enable the mobile workforce and protect against data theft while also improving the patient experience. IT should consider implementing a context-aware access control system capable of providing granular access based on ID, role, device type, location, time of day, etc.
- Flexible deployment - Providers should ensure that mobile security solutions can be deployed both for on-premise infrastructure and cloud environments. Cloud-based solutions are useful for healthcare workers moving around hospitals and clinics, who still require access to applications and real-time information.
"Whether you are tasked with running an international business or 500 bed hospital, data security is an extremely critical issue, and one that has caused a lot of headaches this past year," said Dave Cristal, VP and GM, Insight Public Sector. "With more physicians and clinical staff members using smartphones and tablets as part of their daily work, the opportunities for security breaches drastically increases. It's vital for providers to take the necessary steps to protect their data, while using the latest intelligent technology solutions to improve patient care."
With more than 5,000 top technology partners and an experienced healthcare team, Insight can design and deploy a mobility security solution that protects data without sacrificing agility or speed. For more information on Insight, visit http://www.insight.com/ or call 1.800.INSIGHT.
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