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7 Tools To Tighten Healthcare Data Security

Most of the largest healthcare data security and privacy breaches have involved lost or stolen mobile computing devices. Consider these tools and tips for protecting patient data and managing breaches.
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With Wavelink Avalanche, network administrators can inventory, deploy, secure, update, and troubleshoot all components of their wireless infrastructure, such as mobile devices, mobile printers, access points and switches.

Healthcare organizations can automate device updates and receive alerts that cover device failures, equipment updates, and unwanted intrusions. Data being transferred to or from devices can be encrypted and devices that are lost or stolen can be remotely locked or wiped clean. Avalanche can help ensure data remains secure for patient confidentiality and compliance with HIPAA regulations.

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