Larry Ponemon On Securing Regulated Data In Healthcare: Q&A

Patrick Ouellette | Health IT Security | July 8, 2013

Though mobile applications that share files through the cloud such as Box and DropBox can be appealing to consumers, the Ponemon Institute has found that these types of applications can be unsafe in a clinical environment. Ponemon released its “The Risk of Regulated Data on Mobile Devices & in the Cloud” study recently and there was an abundance of healthcare-related information regarding access to healthcare regulated data on mobile devices and through cloud sharing services.

According to the study, about 33 percent of respondents said that they need to access protected health information (PHI) to do their work. Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, touched upon a few pressing security issues when it comes to regulated data in healthcare during a recent conversation with on the study.