Everyday technology security tips for nurses, a 3-part series

by David S. Finn and Kenneth W. Dion

Technology security tips for nursesHow do you protect your personal privacy and financial resources in a world where everything seems to be connected? How should you respond when your employer expects you to BYOD (bring your own device)? And what pitfalls do you need to be aware of when using corporate assets for personal use? Technology experts David Finn and Ken Dion address these and other important issues in a series you don’t want to—and can’t afford to—miss. Practical tips for nurses in all settings—and for the people they know.

"As nurses, we are the driving force in caring for, protecting, and communicating to patients. This is an awesome responsibility that provides great pride and joy for our profession, but it is also a responsibility that has now taken on a new dimension as we have moved into a digital world. Throughout this series of articles, David and Ken have provided 'real life' tips and tricks for success. Now it is on us."
— Liz Johnson, MS, RN-BC, FAAN, chief information officer, Tenet Healthcare, and board chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

About the Authors

David S. Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC, is health information technology officer for Symantec, a global leader in cybersecurity, and board member of CHIME, The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. He previously served as chief information officer, vice president of information services, and privacy and security officer for Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric integrated delivery systems in the United States. Co-author of the recently published The Journey Never Ends: Technology’s Role in Perfecting Health Care Outcomes, Finn has more than 30 years’ experience in planning, managing, and controlling information technology and business processes.

Kenneth W. Dion, PhD, MSN/MBA, RN, founder of Decision Critical Inc., is treasurer of the board of directors of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. He is past president of the board of trustees of the Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association and past chair of the board of directors of Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing.