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BYOD policies can improve communication, patient treatment

If your hospital doesn’t have a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for employees to use smartphones and tablets on the job, it may be a good idea to implement one – especially since strategic use of employees’ devices can help streamline patient care and employee communication while boosting morale. 

5 things healthcare organizations need to consider before embracing BYOD

Bring your own device (BYOD) programs offer healthcare organizations considerable benefits, but they also come with significant risks. In this guest post, Brad Spannbauer, senior director of product management and HIPAA privacy & compliance officer at an internet services provider, details the potential pitfalls healthcare facilities should consider before adopting a BYOD program.

BYOD in hospitals: What you need to know

Personal mobile devices in hospitals present a problem for many executives. Although there are many potential security risks, staff increasingly want to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes. 

BYOD: How hospitals are handling this trend

Nowadays, many hospitals support doctors’ use of personal smartphones, tablets and laptops with BYOD programs. And because there are more devices to keep track of inside a facility’s walls, there’s more risk involved. 

BYOD security risks: Strategies to protect your hospital

Your hospital’s biggest security threat isn’t likely to come from outside hackers, but rather internally from your clinical staff. That’s especially true if your hospital allows staff to access email and internal servers through their personal smartphones or tablets under a bring your own device (BYOD) policy.

3 keys for hospital BYOD programs

Most organizations are struggling to manage employees who bring their personal mobile devices to work, and healthcare providers are no exception. Here are some tips from one hospital on how to successfully manage BYOD. 

IT-related compliance challenges in the new HIPAA rules

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published updated HIPAA regulations that will be put in place this month. Here’s how hospitals’ IT operations might be affected. 

One key lesson for BYOD programs in health care

Along with nearly every other industry, more hospitals and other healthcare providers are letting employees bring in their own personal mobile devices. That’s creating several new risks for those organizations. 

Study: Medical residents disappointed with iPads

More healthcare providers are using iPads and other tablets to help treat patients. But it’s important for doctors and hospitals to have realistic expectations about those devices. 

Report: Hospitals waste billions using outdated technology

As hospitals start converting more patient data into electronic forms, organizations could also benefit from an upgrade to their communication methods, according to a recent report.