BYOD allowed in hospitals presents challenges

New HIPAA rules pose risk

As BYOD (bring your own device) continues to gain in popularity among employers, some industries may face serious risk—particularly the health care industry.

According to a survey released last year by Aruba Networks, 85 percent of hospitals allow BYOD among their employees. But some warn, with the new rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), hospitals are walking a fine line with regard to possible violations—each of which could mean a $50,000 fine.


Cathleen Flahardy

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