Good morning from chilly National Harbor! Around 5,000 people are expected to be here today for the 5th annual mHealth Summit. Today’s morning keynote was given by Rick Valencia, VP of Qualcomm Life: Mobile is the largest health and wellness platform today. Many of the conversations at these summits in previous years were more focused on many of the problems revolving around mobile health; the fears and dangers. Now people are talking more about solutions for these issues, which is …

The prolific number of endpoints that laptops, tablets, iPads and mobile phones bring to the traditional and mobile healthcare settings makes hair stand on end for those unfortunate information technology, security, and compliance officers forced to protect patient data. Those caught up on the instinctive rush to secure all endpoints with customized security protections quickly realize this approach is in vain, as the multiple of hardware times operating system platforms quickly out-tasks even the well-resourced healthcare IT department — and …

Last week Online Tech was in Milwaukee at the Midwest HIMSS Fall Technology Conference exhibiting our HIPAA compliant hosting solutions. There were about thirty different sessions on a variety of different topics related to healthcare IT, and with such a large concentration of healthcare professionals, the conversation was enriching. Here’s a recap from one of the most prolific topics regarding healthcare IT today: mobile. Preventative care and wellness In the session Key Success Factors to Delivering Population Health Management, Marilyn …

Here’s the best of mobile security from 2013, including articles, white papers, previously recorded webinars and more that explain mobile health IT (mHealth) data security and how to prevent compromised data in your organization. Online Tech is also headed to the 2013 mHealth Summit this December in Washington, D.C. to exhibit encrypted HIPAA hosting solutions for mobile software as a service (SaaS) and other health IT companies. Visit us at booth #1112 if you’re attending, and follow us @OnlineTech on …

A guest blog from HITECHAnswers.net lists security tips from HHS.gov to help ensure that patient data is secure in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment that includes the use of personal devices such as iPhones and iPads in the workplace. One of HealthIT.gov’s tips includes encrypting data stored locally on your mobile device as well as data sent by your device (data at rest and in transit). While device encryption can provide one layer of defense, if you go …

Join Attorney Tatiana Melnik and Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello as they discuss how to securely implement an effective BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategy in your workplace. Title: To be BYOD or not to be BYOD: Is a “Bring Your Own Device” Policy Right for Your Organization? Register: Sign up online Who: Attorney Tatiana Melnik and Online Tech’s Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello When: Nov 12, 2013; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST) Description: Mobile devices are becoming ubiquitous in all companies, including those …

InternetRetailer.com recently reported that ecommerce sales have increased to 18.4 percent, as estimated by the U.S. Commerce Department in Q2, bringing online sales back to their pre-recession growth rates. Comparing Q2 2013 to Q2 2012, ecommerce sales rose to $65 billion compared to $54.7 billion, the largest year-over-year increase since before 2008. Much of the growth in online retail sales are attributed to the largest retailers, including Wal-Mart and Amazon, rising 30 and 29.6 percent in online retail sales, respectively. …

Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute described how the shift of the attack surface from the mobile device is moving to unsecure places in the cloud environment with unsecure data, as reported by HealthITSecurity.com. More specifically, he addresses how moving data to cloud computing environments such as DropBox compromise the security of the data accessible from mobile devices. In a recent study released by the Ponemon Institute, The Risk of Regulated Data on Mobile Devices & …

AnyPresence is proud to announce the availability of a new white paper entitled mHealth Trends and Strategies 2013. The report was authored by Andre’ Guillemin of 43,000 Feet LLC and Kevin Benedict from Cognizant, both of whom are well respected in the field of enterprise mobility. In the report, Andre’ and Kevin identify the major healthcare trends, mobile technologies and market behaviors that are transforming the healthcare industry today. One interesting finding was the clear discrepancy between patient and provider …

Tomorrow is Compliance Day at the 2013 ETA (Electronic Transactions Association) Annual Meeting & Expo in New Orleans; an event for the payments industry, including hosting and other IT vendors. Online Tech will be exhibiting PCI hosting solutions at booth #1237, including: PCI Cloud Hosting PCI Managed Servers PCI Colocation PCI Disaster Recovery Read our previous article featuring an interview with one of the Compliance Day conference speakers Randy Gainer, partner with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, about cloud service providers …

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