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•Should providers be allowed to access HIPAA information on their personal devices? Why or why not? •If access away from traditional workspaces is necessary, should personal mobile devices be utilized, or should the devices be company-supplied? What risks/benefits would be obtained by your chosen method? •Do you utilize your personal device at work? If so, how can you best assure that protected patient information remains secure? What happens if your device is lost or stolen? The name of this week’s journal club article is “Got a Smartphone? Steps You Can Take to Ensure it Is HIPAA-Compliant.” The article was written by Orly Avitzur, MD, and was originally published in November of 2013 in the journal Neurology Today. The article discusses in depth the benefits and risks of utilizing mobile technology to exchange protected patient information in the course of patient care. Prior to the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the penalty for disclosure of patient information was $100 per violation, with an aggregate penalty of $25,000 (Avitzur, 2013). After passage of HITECH, however, the potential penalty for disclosing information has increased to $1.5 million. This has lead many health systems and hospitals to take additional steps to safeguard patient information.…show more content…
Mobile technology has allowed parties who need patient information readily at hand to access this information wherever they may be. This allows physicians and extenders to access patient charts and even real-time patient monitoring information utilizing smartphones and tablets when questions or requests for orders arise from nursing or allied health staff. This convenience and ready availability has a downside,

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