Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Healthcare Risk Management Update

Episode 7: Personal electronic devices in healthcare

Personal electronic devices (PEDs) permeate the modern workplace, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Not only do PEDs make life easier, they can even improve the healthcare system and delivery of care. However they also bring a host of new risks – especially related to security and privacy of protected health information (PHI) – raising concern amongst healthcare providers and institutions alike.

In the latest Healthcare Risk Management Update, Mike Midgley hosts Diane Fernald, RN, JD, Executive Consultant, Product Development/Consulting Services, MRM Group. They discuss:

  • The personal electronic device trend and the unique risks posed by various devices
  • How PEDs can impact healthcare delivery team members and institutions
  • Increasing information privacy and security threats and potential HIPAA violations
  • Best practices, safeguards and strategies to mitigate risk and comply with regulations and guidelines 

The webinar has been approved by ASHRM for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education (CE) Credit towards the requirements of the ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and CPHRM renewal. CEs are awarded after the successful completion of an online evaluation form (link provided after the webinar). Attendees must provide their name and email address for CE certificates.


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Visit the MRM Group to learn more about risk and patient safety education.

Listen to other episodes:

Episode 1: Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) 2015 Update

Episode 2: Risk Management Considerations with Prescription Drug Abuse

Episode 3: Risk Management Considerations with Clinician Use of Social Media & Texting

Episode 4: Drones in Healthcare and ERM Risk Assessments for Emerging Technology

Episode 5: Retail healthcare - Further fragmenting the system or improving access, quality, experience and costs?

Episode 6: Getting to Zero Patient Harm: The Case for High Reliability Tools

Episode 8: Malware Event at MedStar Health: Risk Management Considerations


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