HIPAA Compliance

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Maintain HIPAA-Compliance for Smartphones and Tablets with Mobile Device Management

Smartphones and tablets are becoming an increasingly important part of the everyday work in hospitals, medical practices and other healthcare facilities. Healthcare organizations face the challenge of securing and protecting the personal health information (PHI) they process in a HIPAA-compliant manner. Learn more about HIPAA compliance and why Cortado MDM is the ideal mobile device management solution for your HIPAA-covered organization.

What Is HIPAA? What About HITECH?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal U.S. law that mandates the creation of national standards to protect sensitive health information. To implement HIPAA requirements, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule.

While the HIPAA Privacy Rule addresses the protection of protected health information (PHI) in general, the Security Rule is specifically aimed at the protection of electronic PHI (e-PHI). This includes any individually identifiable health information that a covered entity creates, receives, maintains, or transmits in electronic form. These entities are required to take appropriate steps to protect this information.

In 2009, the HITECH Act was created to further promote and expand the adoption of health information technology and to remove loopholes in HIPAA. It made sure that entities found not to be in HIPAA compliance could be issued with a substantial fine.

How MDM Can Help Solve the HIPAA Challenges

HIPAA requirements affect all type of devices. Health care providers are challenged to implement technology and procedures that will protect e-PHI according to the HIPAA Security Rule, even when using mobile devices.

With our mobile device management solution, you have all you need to do that. With Cortado MDM, you can centrally manage devices and implement policies to secure and process healthcare information on mobile devices in a HIPAA-compliant manner.

In line with the recommendations made by HealthIT.gov, Cortado MDM allows you to:

  • Enforce password and user authentication  
  • Ensure the device’s encryption capabilities are enabled 
  • Remotely wipe or disable mobile devices 
  • Control the user’s ability to share information on the device with other applications and users 
  • Install and enforce security standards and software 
  • Keep software up to date 
  • Manage and roll out corporate applications and keep sensitive data confined to these applications 
  • Control which networks users can use, avoiding the use of insecure public networks. 

All this easily and securely from your central management console in the cloud. 

Cortado MDM’s Administration Portal allows you to manage mobile devices, applications and policies centrally and in compliance with HIPAA regulations.

Get Started Now!

Discover for yourself how easy mobile device management is with our solution. Register for our free trial and you can get started within minutes. Our templates will support you during the setup.

If you want to get a complete overview of the feature set of Cortado MDM first, you can download our feature matrix.

If you have any questions, our team in Denver, Colorado, or in any of our other locations will be happy to help. Just contact us.

Engineered for the Cloud – Delivered by our Team in Colorado


 Cloud-based MDM for Android and iOS that’s easy to deploy and manage 
✓ Supports Apple Business Manager, Apple DEP and Apple VPP
✓ Supports Android Zero-Touch for quick Android enrollment 
✓ Fully managed/supervised, bring-your-own and single-app management modes 
 Easy-to-configure policy templates for any type of use case 
✓ Keeping healthcare and user’s personal data strictly and securely separated
 Engineered to meet the strictest data protection policies around the globe, like HIPAA, SCC, CCPA and EU-GDPR