Operating in a regulated industry, like healthcare, adds a layer of complexity to many things - including mobility. While enterprises in other industries may be concerned about security - health-related organizations and their business associates are obliged by law to conform to detailed rules around storing and sharing sensitive data. In the U.S., conforming got a little tougher in the fall of 2013, when changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) were implemented. These updates enhance a patient's privacy protections, provide individuals with new rights to their health information, and strengthen the government's ability to enforce the law. In particular, they "expand many of the requirements to business associates of these entities that receive protected health information, such as contractors and subcontractors. Some of the largest breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have involved business associates."
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- The tricky balance between allowing the BYOD user to be efficient and collaborative, with compliance with regulations;
- How BlackBerry supports healthcare compliance.