BYOD Rules: Delivering Data Security in Healthcare
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BYOD Rules: Delivering Data Security in Healthcare

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, May 03, 2019

BYOD SystemMost of the healthcare organizations have become easy targets to the cybercriminals due to the consistent growth in the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) which has been creating more complexity in the healthcare environment. Therefore, the incremental use of personal or third-party mobile devices operated by IoMT highlights a need for the accomplishment of more robust healthcare through Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and extensive information security technology.

However, even with the most updated security regulations, it's almost impossible to anticipate all the changes that have been occurring within the cyber landscape. Here are the main BYOD rules for the healthcare industry which can protect and prevent all security vulnerabilities.

Demonstrate an acceptable use policy

Most of the healthcare organizations fail to outline a short list of simple rules for their employees about the utility of all smart devices in delivering better healthcare. It's incredibly important for healthcare professionals to interpret that older devices might not have the most updated operating systems which can pose severe security risks.

Maintain a reliable network inventory

Keeping an up-to-date inventory through automatic mapping and monitoring technology helps healthcare institutions to find opportunities in protecting patient's critical data from external and internal network issues.

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Over-The-Air (OTA) Configuration

Over-The-Air programming is the method of allocating new software, encryption keys and configuration settings that are required in healthcare monitoring over the devices like smartphones and laptops. A wireless connection between the devices needs to be updated regularly with the latest cybersecurity software to ensure every device is secure.

If an organization got a precise overview of all these BYOD rules, then it can facilitate better connections between healthcare systems, providers and patients across the care continuum. As several healthcare organizations are developing policies and initiatives that support BYOD, it will be more exciting to see how mobile products and services help in yielding better patient care and outcomes.

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