By George Platsis

It’s not outrageous to suggest that you might be reading this on a mobile device. Nor is it outrageous to think that most people use a mobile device for the majority of their reading these days. I’m even writing this on a mobile device. So for those not following along, at this point, mobile security is really just security. There really isn’t any difference anymore.



Mobile technology has become an intrinsic part of everyday life, with the vast majority of people owning smartphones, tablets or both. This has changed the way life is conducted, even the way people receive healthcare. According to healthcare data analysis firm IQVIA, there are some 318,000 mobile health (mHealth) apps available in major app stores, with another 200 being added every day. More importantly, IQVIA noted that more than 60 percent of people have downloaded a mobile medical application.1 At the same time, the business of healthcare has become more decentralized, as hospital networks build and acquire more locations to reach more potential patients where they are.