ONC Seeking Input on Ways To Secure Health Data on Mobile Devices

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is seeking public comment on best practices to ensure the privacy and security of health information on mobile devices, according to an announcement on ONC's website, CMIO reports (Gale, CMIO, 3/6).

ONC defines a mobile device as "a handheld transmitting device with multifunctional capabilities used to store, transmit and receive health information and has user control over the access to the health information" (Goedert, Health Data Management, 3/5).

In the announcement, ONC said it is seeking input on:

  • Real-world usage of mobile devices by health care professionals;
  • Real-world practices, strategies and techniques for securing health data on mobile devices; and
  • Other comments or concerns about health care professionals' use of mobile devices (ONC announcement, 3/5).

ONC will accept comments through March 30 (Health Data Management, 3/5).

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