René Quashie Quoted in “Mobile Devices Can Enable EHR Access but Still Put Info at Risk”


René Y. Quashie, Senior Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Washington, DC, office, was quoted in FierceEMR, in “Mobile Devices Can Enable EHR Access but Still Put Info at Risk,” by Marla Durben Hirsch.

Following is an excerpt:

Mobile devices, such as laptops and smartphones, can enable clinicians to access electronic health records, but many still don't protect the information, despite the vulnerability of the electronic patient information and the many breaches that have been documented, warned panelists at the American Bar Association Health Law Section's 12th annual Washington Health Law Summit, held this week in the District of Columbia. For example, 90 percent of Americans use personal mobile devices for work, but 40 percent don't use passwords and 51 percent connect to unsecured wireless networks, according to attorney René Quashie, with Epstein Becker Green.

"This is particularly deadly for doctors," he warned.