As more patient information becomes electronic and physicians buy mobile computing devices such as tablets and smartphones, they want to use these personal devices when in the hospital to conduct business.

“They are putting work and patient information on the devices,” says Tom Walsh, president of Tom Walsh Consulting LLC, a health information security firm. “How in the world are we going to enforce security?” That question is the focus of a roundtable session that Walsh will moderate with Dennis Seymour, senior security architect at ELLUMEN, a health information technology services vendor, at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas.

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