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General Surgery Coding Alert

Reader questions:

Do This to Secure Bluetooth Devices

Question: Our surgeons use smart phones and tablets with Bluetooth capability, and our HIPAA compliance officer is concerned about the security of the devices. Is this a possible violation? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer:  Yes, access through Bluetooth is a concern for securing patient private health information. Bluetooth is a short-range radio frequency communication. The best way to secure mobile devices with Bluetooth [...]