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2015 Survey Report: BYOD Trends in Healthcare: An Industry Snapshot

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Bring-Your-Own-Device Issues Are Changing Rapidly as Mobile Strategies in Healthcare Mature

A popular topic for hospitals right now is whether to allow employees to use their personal smartphones and tablets for staff communications and patient alerts. “Bring your own device” (BYOD) is a challenging issue because it encompasses so many questions related to an organization’s costs, security risks, IT availability, and the varying needs of different groups of staff.

In June 2015, Spok surveyed more than 450 healthcare organizations for a snapshot of the current state of BYOD. Survey participants were from hospitals of all sizes across North America and included leaders in the executive suite, IT and telecommunications departments, as well as clinical and administrative staff. Evolving staff workflows, different facility infrastructures, and unequal risk tolerance mean that there is still a lot of variation across the industry.

Questions Addressed in the Survey Include:

  • Which types of mobile devices does your organization support?
  • What types of smartphones does your organization support?
  • Does your organization currently allow some form of bring your own device (byod)?
  • What staff members are allowed to participate in the byod program?
  • Does your organization have a defined byod policy?
  • And more.

Download this revealing survey report today to learn more and to understand how BYOD is a small piece of a much larger puzzle that is taking time for many institutions to frame and fill in the pieces.  


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