Report: Mobile keeps upping data-breach risk

Mobile technology continues to put patient records at risk, according to the latest findings from HIMSS and research firm Kroll Advisory Solutions. More patient information is on highly mobile--and easily misplaced--technologies like laptops, smartphones and tablets, and an increasing number of data breaches are attributable to mobile devices. "Use of new technologies, in particular mobile devices in the workplace, have skyrocketed, creating new operational efficiencies and security vulnerabilities," the authors say. Report (.pdf)

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