The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2013

New Tools to Protect Patient Data on Mobile Devices

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched an education initiative and a set of online tools for healthcare providers and organizations that use mobile technology.

The initiative, Mobile Devices: Know the Risks, Take the Steps, Protect and Secure Health Information, includes online resources and practical tips for protecting the privacy and security of health information on mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. For more information, visit www.HealthIT.gov/mobiledevices.


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The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider in light of all circumstances prevailing in the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.

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The Doctor’s Advocate

First Quarter 2013

Director's Forum
TIA Recognition and Management

An Ounce of Prevention
Changing Times, Changing Practices

Politically Speaking
Team Effort Leads to Success in Michigan

2012 Member Experience Survey

New Tools to Protect Patient Data on Mobile Devices

Florida Physician Advisory Board Update

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