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US govt guide aims to bolster security of mobile devices used in health care

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    Health care providers are increasingly using smartphones and tablets for tasks such as accessing and transferring medical records, and submitting prescriptions, but these devices may not be secure enough to protect sensitive medical information from hackers.

    That's the conclusion of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, whose cybersecurity center released a draft guide Thursday to help health IT professionals shore up the mobile devices.

    "Mobile devices are being used by many providers for health care delivery before they have implemented safeguards for privacy and security," the agency said.

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