Quote from JKL33
Likely it was; let's hope so.
I personally don't care whether the company can do something to encrypt information on my device, that's not good enough for me; I don't want to be subject to whatever fallout exists when they start accusing people of privacy breaches related to their personal devices. I'll take myself right out of that loop. More importantly, I purchase tech items for my personal use, not for a corporation's benefit. Having boundaries about these types of issues goes way beyond HIPAA.
ETA: Forgot to mention, the people I know who complete the process of having an app on their phone for doing work on records or accessing pt information - - they have to sign an agreement stating that if the device is deemed by the employer to be compromised, it can be remote-wiped by the employer. So...that is just not happening in my world.
Regarding your last paragraph. It would be nice if technology could remotely wipe JUST THE INFORMATION OF THE PATIENT, or THE APP, not the whole device itself. I mean I can understand where they're coming from where if the nurse or CNA opened up the app, they would be able to read the information, and maybe save the information outside the app. Ok, understandable but there has to be a lot of things you have to do for that. Maybe they could use 3 facial scanners, 3 finger print scanners (both depending on the device) along with cybersecure perimeter where once you leave the facility after a certain number of feet, the information becomes locked up on the device and if you step back into the zone, it's only good between a certain time frame and it can read your hours you are supposed to work and if you're on vacation. I read somewhere on here that facilities require two RNs to check blood bags before a transfusion and they both have to check to ensure the right type goes to the recipient. Something like that. Redundancy. I know it's all rambling stuff but this is 2017. If you can somehow make the work place more efficient, you could improve both care and productivity. For whatever reason people, and attorneys, just can't think flexibly.
You can't win anymore.
You write ideas up to Apple's software engineers or app developers about the ideas you have to maybe improve something for everyone, they look at it and toss it in their little trash bin besides their desk and say "eh, too much work" and goes back to playing solitaire.
If Apple watch can save patient information like that, I have no problem using it for that. Iphone? Maybe a little problem with me because I want my stuff that has nothing to do with patients or hipaa to be backed up. I don't own an Apple Watch so I don't know how much it can hold or do, probably not much hence why I wouldn't have a problem with it being wiped. I mean what could you possibly care about that's on your apple watch that you would never see forever? Lmao