Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lock Your Phone


If you carry a smartphone, do you keep it locked? I don't mean the simple "slide to unlock" feature found on the Apple iPhone. I'm talking about a security feature that includes a password so that others can't access your phone.

Many clinicians keep very confidential data on their smartphones (even patient information) and this may become a liability if you accidentally lose your device. Data security breaches are occurring all over the country and it's becoming increasingly important to ensure that we're doing everything possible to secure and protect patient data. Even if you don't have any important patient data on your phone, make sure to always lock it so that you protect yourself.

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