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Quiz: Managing mobile devices in a health care setting

As smartphones and tablet PCs make their way into health care organizations, IT departments face many challenges. Take this quiz to see what you know about managing mobile devices.

Mobile devices are making their way into health care organizations through corporate initiatives -- and discreetly in physicians' coat pockets.

Smartphones and tablet PCs can give physicians fast access to electronic health records. In critical situations, this can mean literally the difference between life and death. Such devices, however, bring with them a host of administrative, management and security concerns.

This quiz tests what you know about managing mobile devices in a health care environment. Answer these questions correctly and your organization will be on its way to ensuring that these devices are used effectively and in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

1. Which of the following is not a best practice that should be completed before mobile health devices are deployed?
2. Which of the following factors is least critical when limiting mobile device use?
3. When you're setting up a wireless network for your hospital or health care facility to accommodate a growing number of mobile devices, which of the following should you not do?
4. When you're setting up a wireless network to accommodate wireless devices, doing which of the following will make managing those devices more difficult?
5. What is the root of most mobile device security problems?
6. Which type of smartphone is most popular among today's physicians and nurses?
7. When it comes to securing smartphones, which of the following is not a best practice?
8. Many, but not all tablet device security policies mirror those used to lock down smartphones. Which of the following best practices for managing mobile devices will not work with tablets?
9. When it comes to securing laptops, what is the most effective single control?
10. For which of the following areas of mobile device management are an MDM system's out-of-the-box features least likely to need modification?
This was last published in March 2011

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