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New Website to Help Providers Protect Health Data on Mobile Devices

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new website to help health care providers using smartphones, laptops and tablets keep health information secure. HHS conducted a Mobile Device Roundtable in March 2012 and held a 30-day public comment period to identify and gather tips and information that would be most useful to health care providers using mobile devices in their work. The site describes steps providers can take to assess their mobile device security needs and develop policies and procedures to address them. The site also includes answers to frequently asked questions, and offers posters and educational materials. For more information, visit the new site at