The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft document aimed at healthcare information security, the first in a new series of guides intended to help enterprises and developers improve cybersecurity.

The guide, entitled Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices, provides IT implementers and security engineers with a detailed architecture so they can copy, or recreate with different but similar technologies, the security characteristics of the guide. It also maps to standards and best practices from NIST and others, as well as HIPAA rules. The guide takes into account the need for different types of implementation for different circumstances such as when cybersecurity is handled in-house or is outsourced.

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