NIST releases draft guidelines for protecting patient data on mobile devices; comments sought

Mohana Ravindranath reports:

The federal government is attempting to ensure that doctors don’t inadvertently compromise patient data when they use smartphones to access electronic health records.

The National Institutes of Standards in Technology this week released a step-by-step guide for hospitals and IT professionals, listing ways to secure the connection between devices and electronic health records.

NIST is collecting public comment on this draft until Sept. 25, 2015.

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