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A recent survey by HIMSS reported that 83% of respondents indicated that physicians at their organization were using mobile technology to facilitate some patient care.
Healthcare IT managers, directors, and CIOs in healthcare are experiencing new demands for supporting mobile health (mHealth) and BYOD practices. They are fielding many questions around mHealth security, reliability and efficiency.
The following reasons have been cited as risk factors associated with security and mainstreaming BYOD practices:
- Lost devices
- Password protection for clinician devices
- Encryption of only certain data elements
- Mixing personals and PHI data
The importance of encryption, mobile device anti-virus solutions, device lock down, and password requirements have become vital to safeguarding medical data. And, maintaining the right communications platform to ensure security and ease of use is a vital component to supporting the growingly mobile workforce of healthcare professionals.
Download this white paper to find the right BYOD policy and discover how usage of medical professionals’ personal devices can be leveraged to increase efficiency and productivity on the hospital floor and beyond.