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Wireless Network Security Threats and Mitigation—A Survey

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Mobile technology and wireless networking are the latest technologies finding their way in the US healthcare system. One major concern about the use of wireless technology in healthcare is that the signals traveling through the atmosphere are apt to be eavesdropped and intercepted. On the other hand HIPAA and HITECH Acts hold the healthcare organizations and their associates responsible for the health information security and privacy of the patients and the public. A survey was conducted to learn about the views of the health information technology (HIT) managers and users to gauge their gravity of concern about this issue. Majority of the interviewees expressed their reservations about the use of mobile technology till it becomes perfect and foolproof security can be enforced.

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Bajwa, M. (2014) Wireless Network Security Threats and Mitigation—A Survey. Open Journal of Business and Management, 2, 292-297. doi: 10.4236/ojbm.2014.24034.


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