Healthcare organizations manage and share the protected health information (PHI) of thousands of patients, making them one of the top targets of cyber criminals. Most implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies that can increase the likelihood of HIPAA violations or cyber security threats if not done so correctly. Lua helps mobile healthcare organizations work efficiently and safely with built-in features that make compliant communication easy.
Here are a few of the top cyber security threats for mobile healthcare teams and information about how Lua provides safeguards and solutions to ensure the security of your organization and your patients' data.
Communication Lacking Encryption
Many mobile teams share very important data via traditional SMS text messaging, which lacks necessary encryption for HIPAA standards. Using a solution that is fully encrypted, in transit and at rest, helps keep your messages safe. Lua's mobile messaging solution adheres to the industry standard of encryption, ensuring your company and patient data do not fall into the wrong hands and that all communication remains HIPAA compliant.
Unsecured File Sharing
Sharing rich files via email or cloud services that are not secure can compromise important patient data. Lua’s file sharing capabilities allow users to send Word documents, XLS files, PDFs, images, videos and more within message threads. All sent rich files are stored securely and can be easily found in Lua’s Attachments Tab, making sure your team has all they need to make informed care decisions in the field.
Employee Negligence and Breaches
When teams are on the move and focused on patients, sometimes following through with the intricacies of HIPAA compliant communication gets difficult. Lua helps to ensure that staying connected while compliant is easy and convenient, further increasing adoption throughout your organization. When teams keep all messaging and calls streamlined through the use of one centralized communication solution, all file sharing and conversations take place in accountable and secure environments. In the event that an employee’s device is lost or stolen, admins can also remotely wipe all Lua app data from the device to prevent access.